Wednesday, 26 December 2012

The Legion In BC & the Yukon

Did you  know...

That the Royal Canadian Legion is Canada's largest non-governmental service organization open to membership for all Canadians. The Royal Canadian Legion shares in its commitment of "Remembrance" and standing for a strong and united Canada.

  • is the largest non-profit provider of veteran/seniors housing with over 4,500 units in 70 facilities with a community investment of approximately $169 Million;
  • has endowed the Chair of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia for over a quarter of a century, creating new family doctors in rural and under-serviced areas;
  • is a significant contributor to the BC Seniors Games;
  • volunteers over 600,000 hours in communities supporting health, social, educational and athletic programs;
  • traditionally supports over 400 youth groups and is the largest contributor supporting Boy Scouts, Girl Guides and Cadets;
  • provides bursaries and scholarships worth more than $819,000 annually; contributes in excess of $400,000 for medical research and special medical equipment in health care facilities;
  • is one of the critical points of contact in many communities for emergency preparedness and response;
  • is the sole sponsor of the BC/Yukon Team participating at the annual National Track and Field Championships and training camp with 400 youth from across Canada;
For more information about the BC & Yukon Command please go to

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