Royal Canadian Legion is a non-profit Canadian ex-service
organization (veterans organization) founded in 1925, with more than
400,000 members worldwide. Membership includes people who have served
as current and former military,
Mounted Police, provincial and
direct relatives of members and also affiliated members.
was founded in 1925 as the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Services
and was incorporated by Parliament in 1926. In 1962,
the Legion the right to affix the word "Royal" to its name. The
Queen of Canada
, is royal
of the Legion; the Governor General of Canada
also traditionally appointed as a patron of the group.
Historically the Legion Hall was the social centre of many Canadian
towns. This was especially the case in the provinces with severe restrictions
sale of alcohol
, rules from which the
legions were generally exempt.
Pledge and Motto
Memoriam Eorum Retinebimus
: We Will Remember
Legion Athletic Camp
the Legion began a summer sports camp at
Peace Garden which is run to this day, and has helped to train
over 35,000 school age athletes.
Up to 12 sports are offered
over a six-week period.