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OFFICERS OF THE QUEBEC PROVINCIAL COMMAND
In the photo, from left to right: Comrade Kenneth R. Ouellet, President, Comrade Sylvain Hamel, 1st Vice-President, Comrade Christian Lord, Vice-President, Comrade Sandra Routledge, Vice-President, late Comrade Léonard Pelletier, Vice-President, Comrade Christopher Wheatley, President of the provincial debates, Comrade Norman Shelton, Treasurer.
Quebec Provincial 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.
The affairs of the Command shall be administered by a Convention, an Executive Council and a Sub-Executive Committee.
The Convention shall be the supreme authority within the Command.
See the right column for more information on the responsibilities of the Officers of the Quebec Provincial Command.
- Direction to the Branches on the vaccination passport and the Poppy Campaign 2021
- Minutes and agenda of meetings
- Financial statements, December 31, 2020, and independent auditor's report of the Quebec Provincial Command of the Royal Canadian Legion.
- Signature of a partnership with Dignity Memorial.
- Operation VetBuild.
- Poppy 100: Gallery of Remembrance.
- Meeting and elections in green zone.
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Québec - Reopening plan.
- Remembrance Day Ceremony - 11 November 2020.
- Remembrance Day - The Importance of The Poppy.
Direction to the Branches on the vaccination passport and the Poppy Campaign 2021
September 21, 2021
Provincial President, Comrade Kenneth R. Ouellet held a special zoom-in meeting on Monday, September 13, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the vaccine passport, poppy campaign, and Remembrance Day ceremony.
- VACCINATION PASSPORT AND HEALTH INSTRUCTIONS
- a) All branches are subject to the health instructions published by the Government of Quebec. Click here to access the measures in force in the province.
- b) The branches are recognized by Public Health as community organizations and not as a private club.
- c) The vaccination passport is not required for the holding of your assemblies and meetings.
- d) The vaccination passport is required for all players and visitors/spectators involved in your day-to-day social activities (bingo/darts/etc.).
- e) Card games and screening are not allowed, and special restrictions exist for bingos.
- f) If you operate a bar, the vaccination passport is mandatory.
- g) Example #1: a branch and the configuration of their building: the branch holds a meeting or a meeting of its members on the ground floor, the vaccination passport is not mandatory at the entrance and the members will have to go directly to the ground floor for their assembly / meeting. At the end of the meeting, if members wish to take a drink, members will have to show their vaccination passport on the upper floor.
- h) Example #2: if a branch decides to hold a meeting for its members and decides to open their bar and thus offer a drink before the holding of their meeting / meeting: the branch will have to require the vaccination passport at the entrance when the members arrive.
- i) Example #3: a branch decides to rent their room for a wedding or similar activity. This is a private function, and the branch is not required to manage their activity or require the vaccination passport. This is the responsibility of the tenant, not the landlord.
- j) The branch is required to designate a person at the entrance to verify the vaccination passport via the VaxiCode Verif application and proof of identity for the conduct of their own social activities.
- k) Health instructions continue to apply in the continuity of your social activities: wearing a face covering is mandatory (except when you are sitting or outside), washing or disinfecting hands, distancing one (1) meter and avoid shaking hands.
- l) You are encouraged to keep a record of your activities.
- m) Example #4: Lack of staff: the Government of Quebec, given the lack of staff to work in bars and restaurants, the government allows for example that a bar waitress who is not vaccinated can continue to work. Under the law, a volunteer who works behind a bar is considered an employee, so that person is considered a worker. In addition, it was clarified that a volunteer who holds the position of treasurer is considered a worker during his duties as treasurer (e.g., a meeting) and is not required to be vaccinated. This policy applies to all members who hold a position on your executive committees/board of directors. However, if the same treasurer or sergeant-at-arms decides to go for a drink after his assembly/meeting, the latter is required to show his vaccination passport and proof of identity.
- POPPY CAMPAIGN AND REMEMBRANCE DAY 2021
- a) Provincial Command encourages the branches to hold a Poppy campaign and prepare their activated. However, the branches alone decide whether to hold a campaign and/or ceremonies.
- b) All your activities must be authorized in advance by your respective city, and they will inform you of the health records to be respected for your region. All Veterans' dinners must follow Public Health guidelines.
- c) All Veterans' dinners must follow Public Health guidelines.
- d) Branches can start ordering their advertising material if they have not already done so.
- e) Provincial Command encourages branches to communicate in writing with cadet corps commanders to obtain their authorization to participate in these activities.
- f) Provincial Command encourages branches to contact schools for visits and the drawing and poster competition. You must obtain written permission from the school in question before coordinating visits.
- g) Within 2 weeks, Dominion Command will publish the list of national sponsors for the Poppy campaign. For example, if Walmart is recognized as a national sponsor and your city’s Walmart decides not to collaborate with your campaign, your local Walmart’s decision must be respected. However, the branch is required to inform Provincial Command of this local decision. Never question the decision of the local sponsor.
This was approved by Cde Sylvain Hamel, 1st VP and chairman of the Covid Committee
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Minutes and agenda of meetings
September 16, 2021
At a sub-executive meeting held on April 10, 2021, via a zoom conference, Comrade Ken Ouellet presented examples of minutes and agenda in both languages.
It was moved by the executive that these minutes ad agenda be adopted a presented and to discuss with the district commanders at full council meeting held on May 8, 2021, via zoom teleconference for their approval.
We ask that you assure yourself that the branches are following these examples.
Please click on the links to view examples of minutes and agenda to share with your branches.
► The documents are in WORD and if a branch wants to transform these documents into ABODE ACROBAT, it must have the program which allows modifications.
► Bilingual agendas and minutes are made with tables in the WORD program:
► If you want to add a line you have to blacken the entire line and click on "insert line below / above"..
► If you want to delete a row, you must click on "delete entire row".
Financial statements as of December 31, 2020, and independent auditor's report of the Quebec Provincial Command of the Royal Canadian Legion
July 27, 2021
Click here to access the financial statements as of December 31, 2020, and independent auditor's report of the Quebec Provincial Command of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Signature of a partnership with Dignity Memorial
July 14, 2021
We are pleased to announce that on July 14, 2021, The Quebec Provincial Command signed a partnership with Dignity Memorial.
The president of Quebec Command, comrade Kenneth R. Ouellet in the company of Mrs. Luisa Rallo, sales director at Dignity Memorial.
The Provincial Command continues to promote partnerships with various businesses and organizations to provide better service to our Veterans, their families, and our members. They can fully benefit from the advantages offered by this company. This is another great reason to be a member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
July 2, 2021
Operation VetBuild is a peer to peer support program by veterans for veterans and includes RCMP and allied veterans. The program is run through the Royal Canadian Legion OSI Special Section commonly known as BSL Legion OSI, hosted in Legion Branches across Canada and is 100% free to veterans.
Our objective is to incorporate hobby and in this case, plastic scale model building as a means of assisting veterans alleviate the symptoms commonly associated with OSIs and PTSD. The incorporation of hobby in a social atmosphere will give veterans the opportunity to meet other veterans in their area while working through their projects to provide mutual support and comradeship.
Use of poppy funds are approved to support Operation VetBuild under Section 403(l), Transition Programs for Veterans. We are graciously asking for any donations branches are willing to offer to us so we can provide these items to our veterans.
- New or unopened Model kits (any scale and theme).
- New or unopened model glues, paints (any colour) and brushes.
- Sandpaper, hobby knives and cutting mats.
- Model books and magazines (for inspiration).
For kit and accessory donations please contact Craig.email@example.com
Financial donations should be made out to :
RCL OSI Special Section and mailed to:
Jill Carleton, President BSO Legion OSI
228 Lera St
Smiths Falls, Ont, K7A 5M4
Some Branches in Quebec already have an “Operation VetBuild” program and need funding to continue.
You can send your contributions to these Branches by contacting the Quebec Provincial Command by clicking here.
Poppy 100: Gallery of Remembrance
June 21, 2021
They fought for our freedoms.
On the 100th year of the poppy as Canada's symbol of Remembrance, help us honour and remember all those who wore a uniform for Canada.
Who do you Remember?
Submit your photo and words in our Gallery of Remembrance in honour of the Veterans in your life here!
"I remember my Papa telling us stories of the War. I remember the brave look on his face as he would speak and the picture he would paint of how it was like for them all. Papa, you were the bravest man I knew. Thank you ❤" - Danielle Bettridge
Please be sure to copy Provincial Command, firstname.lastname@example.org so that it can be put on the web page and in our newsletter. Thank you
Meeting and elections in green zone
June 21, 2021
At a sub-executive meeting held Saturday June 19, it was moved and seconded those branches in the Green Zone can now conduct branch meetings and elections after June 25 while following the Covid Health restrictions.
Please note the number of members allowed is 50% of your branch license.
For branch elections, if the Legion Hall is too small, you can hold your elections outside if the weather permits or ask the municipality for a bigger room to do your elections. The goal is to allow all members to exercise their voting rights or wait until the fall when less restrictions are to be expected.
Should you have any questions or comments, please contact comrade Sylvain Hamel, 1st vice-president, at email@example.com
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Québec - Reopening plan
- Different alert levels are in force in Québec.
- Consult the health measures that apply in your region for more details.
- You can also consult all the information on COVID-19.
Darts - Pool
Darts - Pool
- As of June 10, 2021, it is allowed to play darts in groups of 12 maximum with distance of 2 meters between each player.
- The boards should also be 2 meters away.
- Wearing a mask is compulsory because it is possible to move around the table as a game.
- For billiards, same regulations.
For any questions about the reopening plan of our Branches, contact the 1st vice-president of the Quebec Provincial Command, comrade Sylvain Hamel at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remembrance Day Ceremony
November 11, 2020
With Remembrance Day being over for another year and on behalf of Quebec Provincial Command, I would like to thank all who made this day a success during this pandemic especially the city of Montreal for allowing us to have our ceremony.
I would also like to thank the public that attended as they adhered to the social distancing and the wearing of masks. This was truly appreciated.
A little history:
- Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. - on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
- From 1921 to 1930, Armistice Day was held on the Monday of the week in which November 11 fell. In 1931, Alan Neill, Member of Parliament for Comox–Alberni, introduced a bill to observe Armistice Day only on November 11. Passed by the House of Commons, the bill also changed the name to “Remembrance Day”. The first Remembrance Day was observed on November 11, 1931.
- Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a moment of silence to honour and remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict, and peace. We remember the more than 2,300,000 Canadians who have served throughout our nation’s history and the more than 118,000 who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Again, I thank one and all
On behalf of the executive members of Quebec Provincial Command
Remembrance Day - The Importance of The Poppy
November 11, 2020
Comrade Sterling Downey is a member of Branch 004, Verdun.
November 11, Remembrance Day: Today we take the time to commemorate the sacrifices of those who choose to serve their country and to sometimes give their lives for their nation and their fellow citizens. By proudly wearing the poppy from the last Friday in October through to November 11th, I wish to show my gratitude and pay tribute.
To our veterans, but also to all active and Reservist members of the Canadian Armed Forces, this video is for you. The incredible team at Cat Around Films contacted me and offered to volunteer their services to support this important cause and act of remembrance. Without their involvement and contribution a project like this would not have been possible.
Together, our goal was to give a voice to and shed light on the contributions and sacrifices of our young veterans and serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces.
This year, I want to congratulate the bravery of those who, at the peak of the 1st wave of the pandemic, did not hesitate to go and lend a hand in long-term care facilities all over Montreal and in Quebec. Through this altruistic gesture, and alongside healthcare staff, you have saved many lives. Today, Montreal and all of Quebec is grateful to you for your service.
This year, it is thanks to that service and those actions, that I proudly wear my poppy, because benevolence should always be recognized. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to represent you and to be in your service in my role as your Deputy Mayor for the city of Montreal.
We will remember them!
To access the video, click here.