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Bylaws of Quebec Provincial Command

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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.


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Host Branch: Branch 185, St-Eustache, Deux-Montagnes

Due to Covid and the restrictions slowly being lifted, Command was not sure what the situation will be in May, and it was felt that it would be safer to hold the 2022 Provincial convention in August.

Therefore, as per the Full Council meeting held Saturday February 26 via Zoom, it was moved, passed, and carried that the Provincial convention will now be held Saturday Aug. 27, 2022.

Command has been advised that the community hall, where convention is to be held will be under repairs the months of July and August, therefore, the new date for convention will be Sept. 24, 2022, instead of August 27, 2022, same place.

We have been advised that the convention will not be held in Quebec City due to no availability of convention halls at that time and Command thanks Branch 265 Quebec for their time and effort.

Branch 185 St-Eustache (Two-Mountains) have offered to host the convention and Provincial command has accepted.

► This will be a one (1) day convention.

► No opening ceremony or parade, business, elections, and installations only.

COVID-19 and the Branches

Guide autosoins

Measures in force

The Québec government has lifted most of the public health measures associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some measures remain in force:,

  • In restaurants, bars and all other similar places, including rented rooms, people must be seated to consume food or drink.
  • When practising karaoke, a distance of 2 metres or a partition is mandatory, if the singer is not wearing a procedural mask.

The requirement to wear a mask or face covering is gradually being relaxed. To find out more, see the Wearing a mask or a face covering in public settings in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic page.

However, you must continue to follow the basic health instructions.

► Consult all the information on COVID-19 in Quebec by clicking here.

Veterans Benefits Guide 2022

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JOIN THE 2022 TEAM & Raise Funds for Your Not-For-Profit or Charity Organization

February 5, 2022

If you are a military veteran or first responder registered not-for-profit organization or charity that relies on fundraising to support your activities, then the Canadian Walk for Veterans would like to partner with you and help with your fundraising goals.

After two years of COVID-19 social isolation and walking virtually shoulder to shoulder in over 152 cities across the country, the 2022 CWFV is finally able to return to in-person events over the weekend of September 24th and 25th.

The mission of our annual walk has always been for Canadians to walk shoulder to shoulder in recognition of our military veterans, serving military and first responders, hear their stories and learn about the challenges of coping with life after service.

However, through modest registration fees, donations and sponsorships we are able to raise funds to help not-for-profit and charity organizations that are working hard to provide veterans and first responders with support, rehabilitation services and the tools they need to cope. Each year, eighty percent of net proceeds raised go to a different organization but this year we’d like to do more and help more people. Simply form a team and hold a Canadian Walk for Veterans events in your town and we’ll provide you with all of the materials you need to hold a successful event.

If you are interested in partnering with the Canadian Walk for Veterans to raise funds in support of your organization’s work with veterans and first responders, then contact us at

Remembrance Day ceremony in a small municipality in Quebec

November 14, 2021

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Val St-Gilles is a small municipality located north of La Sarre near the James Bay limits and on November 14th they took the time to remember.

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Although this ceremony was humbly presented with Peace, Love and Respect as mentioned in the poem "À ceux là" in memory of our veterans.

Our priest celebrated his mass in unity with all our veterans as well as all our deceased in the parish.

Although the community is small, everything was done with great respect, the parishioners even asked if there will be a sequel next November.

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.

Please note:

► 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".

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.

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Operation VetBuild

July 2, 2021

Operation Vetbuild

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.

Items Needed

  • 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

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.

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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, so that it can be put on the web page and in our newsletter. Thank you

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Remembrance Day Ceremony

November 11, 2020

Cérémonie du Jour du Souvenir

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

In comradeship
Paulette Cook
Executive Director
On behalf of the executive members of Quebec Provincial Command

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Remembrance Day - The Importance of The Poppy

November 11, 2020

Importance du Coquelicot

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.

Slide show, opening ceremony and welcoming ceremony

The Quebec Provincial Command is providing Districts and Branches with a slide show (PowerPoint) to help better manage protocol during Legion meeting.

Click here to access the slide show.

Quebec Command

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Provincial Command Officers
Comrade Kenneth R. Ouellet
1st Vice-President
Comrade Sandra Routledge
Comrade Norman Shelton
Comrade Christopher Wheatley
Office Staff
Executive Director
Comrade Paulette Cook
Office assistant
Comrade Shannon Westlake
Veterans’ licence plates
Comrade Debra Viskelis
Service Officer
Montreal region
Comrade Debra Viskelis
Quebec region
Comrade Gaétan Rioux
Committee chairpersons
Last Post Fund
Veterans’ Graves
Hospital Visiting & Christmas Tree,
Music Trust Fund
Comrade Veronica Bruton
Provincial Command Representative for Perley Rideau
Comrade Paul Gendron
Ceremonial Officer,
Protocol Officer, and
Comrade William Howe
Newsletter, and
Legion Magazine Correspondent
Comrade Pierre Garneau
Benefits for members and veterans
Click here to obtain a PDF copy of the various committees at Quebec Provincial Command.