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Honouring Veterans is Our Duty!

The Quebec Command :


The Quebec Command is the Provincial Command of the Royal Canadian Legion, organized and constituted in the Province of Quebec by the Dominion Command of the Royal Canadian Legion under the authority of its Act of Incorporation and General Bylaws.
All Districts, Branches and Auxiliaries of the Royal Canadian Legion organized and constituted within the Province of Quebec, with the exception of Îles-de-la-Madeleine, shall be subject to the provisions of the Act of Incorporation and General Bylaws of the Royal Canadian Legion insofar as they are applicable, and, excepting the Ladies Auxiliaries, shall be under the jurisdiction of Quebec Command. Ladies Auxiliaries of Branches in the Province of Quebec shall be under the jurisdiction of their respective Branches.
Nearly thirteen thousand (13,000) members divided into fifteen (15) Districts and one hundred and eight (108) Branches are part of the Quebec Command of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Our mission is:

  • To serve Veterans, which includes serving military and RCMP members and their families;
  • To promote Remembrance; and
  • To serve our community and our country.

On behalf of the members of Quebec Command of the Royal Canadian Legion, I invite you to join us in our commitment to service; not for self, but for those in need.

In comradeship,

Norman Shelton,

What is happening at the "Quebec Command"

Eric Dahl's mission to clean every soldier's gravestone in Drumheller inspires other Albertans
By Raffy Boudjikanian, with files from Carolyn Dunn, CBC News Posted: Nov 10, 2016
A lone volunteer's quest to clean every military gravestone at the Drumheller Municipal Cemetery in Alberta is slowly becoming a social movement.
The unemployed father of five did it to honour those who served, he said, not anticipating any reward.
"It's absolute total validation for what I'm doing when I can put an actual face to the name," Dahl said.

New generation of vets more welcome at Veterans' Health Centres
March 26, 2017 - Broader definition of veterans means more access to care, but could lead to wait-lists.
Up until now, the federal government's strict criteria only allowed men and women who were veterans of the Second World War and the Korean War to move into the veterans side of the long term care facility — and many others across the country.
The rules have begun to change, and a limited number of beds are opening up to peacekeepers and other retired Canadian Forces members. They can now apply to live and receive care with other former soldiers and officers.

Government of Canada Increases Financial Support for Veterans
March 16, 2017 - The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence announced today that, all Veterans with a Disability Award from Veterans Affairs Canada will receive an additional, tax-free, lump sum payment.
As announced in Budget 2016, the maximum Disability Award is increasing from $314,723.89 to $360,000. This measure comes into effect on April 1, 2017.
Any Veterans who received a Disability Award more than two years ago and who are not currently receiving monthly program benefits from Veterans Affairs Canada are encouraged to contact the Department immediately to confirm their address and banking information.

Bill Tierney: Questions over future role of Legions - Special to the Montreal Gazette
I was thinking about the role of the Royal Canadian Legions in our towns.
What do they do for our communities?
Do they still serve or help veterans?

Canada remembers special military anniversaries for 2017: Vimy 100th, Passchendaele 100th, Dieppe 75th Learning Resources
These materials are bilingual and free of charge.
Here is a list of available learning resources.
1. Historical sheet about the Battle of Vimy Ridge during the First World War.
2. Information sheet about the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in northern France.
3. Historical sheet about the Battle of Hill 70 during the First World War.
4. Historical sheet about the contributions of Indigenous people who served in uniform over the years.
5. Historical sheet about the Dieppe Raid during the Second World War.
6. Historical sheet about the Battle of Passchendaele during the First World War.
7. An evocative poster highlighting the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
8. A special folder with postcards commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Each set contains four different postcards.
9. Special bookmarks highlighting the Battle of Vimy Ridge. A class pack contains 30 bookmarks.
Quantities are limited so please place your order as soon as possible.

The 100th Anniversary of the Victorious Battle at Vimy Ridge.
April 9th marks an iconic day in Canadian history, the 100th Anniversary of the Victorious Battle at Vimy Ridge.
Your Dominion Executive Council has approved the wearing of the Vimy pin on the right lapel of the Legion uniform from April 1st until December 30th, 2017.

2017 is Canada's 150th birthday. You can give a gift to our country that will INSPIRE Canadians in a historic effort to honour our war dead.
Buy a tree and YOU get a tree!
Make a $150 donation to buy a "Hero Tree," one of the 117,000 that will be planted along the Highway of Heroes AND you will receive a '#150Tree' kit that includes a small '#150Tree', a HOHLT t-shirt and an official certificate to commemorate your gift to Canada. Your '#150Tree' kit will arrive in the spring, for you to plant in the location that means the most to you! *please note that we cannot sent '#150Tree' kits to addresses outside of Canada

Remembering Hervé Hoffer: Keeper of Canada's remembrance flame in Normandy
January 22, 2017 - Every year at the beginning of June, Hervé Hoffer lit a paraffin lantern and hung it from the balcony of his summer house overlooking the coast of Normandy, France. After sunset on June 6 – the anniversary of D-Day – crowds watched Mr. Hoffer carry the flickering lantern down to the beach and wade, fully clothed into the sea, where he tossed the lantern into the English Channel.
Speaking in French, he called it "a symbolic gesture to the Canadians who came from the sea, to give us back our freedom.".

Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC) Officer Positions Available
Cadet Corps (CC) 2497 Black Watch Cadets are currently looking for mature leaders (ages 19-65) to participate in the growth and development of its Cadets and Cadet Corps.
Ideal candidates include former regular forces or reserve members or civilians looking to participate in the RCAC (Royal Canadian Army Cadet) program for youth 12 to 19.

Canadians recognized for their dedication to Veterans
November 6, 2016 - The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, today presented the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation to the following Quebec residents, honouring their contributions in the service of Canada's Veterans. Through their efforts, these citizens provide invaluable support to the Veteran community, promoting greater awareness of the sacrifices and achievements of Canada's Veterans and dedicating themselves to Veteran care.

2016 Veterans Affairs Canada Stakeholder Summit: The Legion`s Perspective
October 18, 2016 - Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) held a Stakeholder Summit on 5-6 October 2016 to discuss issues facing Canada's Veterans and their families and to hear recommendations brought forward by the Ministerial Advisory Groups, newly formed groups established by the Minister of Veterans Affairs to improve transparency and seek consultation on issues of importance to Veterans and their families.

"I never wanted to unleash passions': Montreal sparks outrage as Vimy Park renamed for Jacques Parizeau"
June 22, 2016 - Norman Shelton, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Quebec Command, said the legion would be satisfied with a new Montreal park containing a proper dedication to those who fought in Vimy. He faulted the city for not giving any thought to the impact of the change, which he said was felt right across Canada.

Finances dominate Quebec Command convention
July 12, 2015 - Quebec Command delegates showed their support for getting the command back on a solid financial footing when delegates met in Laval for the 56th Quebec Command Convention May 15-17. President Norman Shelton set the tone early in the convention in his President's Report: "Comrades, the past two years at Quebec Command have been a challenge, to say the least. We have been in a deficit for the past five years, so we have had no other choice than to make as many financial cuts as possible, without eliminating any program or services to our veterans."

Legionnaire of the Year for 2015
The President of the Quebec Command Comrade Norm Shelton accompanied by Vice-President Comrade Eugene Montour present the Legionnaire of the Year award for 2015 to Comrade Suzanne Boucher Bergevin from Branch 251 Chomedey.

Executive Council