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Youth Program

The Langford Royal Canadian Legion is here to connect, support, and provide opportunities for the youth of the Westshore Community.

While the Royal Canadian Legion's core mandate is “to commemorate and honour those who served and died for our country and to provide assistance to surviving veterans and their families as well as to serving Canadian Forces personnel”, it also is extensively involved in “supporting the community, educational, medical, social and athletic endeavors among all age groups in Canada”.

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Remembrance Day Poster & Literacy Contest

Each year Legions across Canada sponsor this contest for youth.

For the BC/Yukon Command Branches there are four categories:

Primary (Grades 1-3)

Junior (Grades 4-6)

Intermediate (Grades 7-9)

Secondary (Grades 10-12)

Students may submit Posters (Black & White or Colour), Essays, Poems and Videos.

Information packages are provided to schools in October. Langford Legion Branch 91 will pick up all entries from Westshore schools.

Winners at local levels advance to Zones, then Provincial then National with prizes at each level.

 

BC/Yukon Contest Information:

https://legionbcyukon.ca/remembrance/youth-remembrance-contest/

National Contest Information:

https://www.legion.ca/communities-youth/youth-education/remembrance-contests

For more information contact Legion Branch 91:

Phone:(250)-478-1828

NOVEMBER 11TH

This date in Canada’s history signifies the end of the First World War. On the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 o’clock people are asked to pause for 2 minutes of silence for reflection on the sacrifices made during war times.

At Veterans Memorial Park in Langford, people gather for the ceremony at 10:30. It is a solemn occasion and respectful attendance and participation is desired.

Remembrance Day

APRIL 9TH-12TH

Many historians consider that in 1917 the victory by Canadians at Vimy Ridge in France was the defining moment for Canada’s Armed Forces as it emerged from the shadow of Britain. Canadian Troops earned a strong reputation from their efforts.

Each year a date between April 9 and 12 is selected for a memorial Candlelight Vigil at dusk, the time when the battle began in 1917.

Branch 91 holds a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park at dusk – where Veterans pass a candle to a youth in attendance to set at the Vimy Ridge Memorial Statue - exact date to be advertised in the Spring.

Battle of Vimy Ridge

  • National Youth Remembrance Contests Promotion
    (formerly Remembrance Poster/Literary Contests) for more information visit
    https://legionbcyukon.ca/remembrance/youth-remembrance-contest/
    and
    https://www.legion.ca/communities-youth/youth-education/remembrance-contests

    October 25:

    Poppy Campaign Begins

    Raising of the flag at City Hall (Westshore) Times TBA

  • Remembrance Poster/Literary Contests Deadlines (TBA)
    Contact Legion Branch 91 for details

    November 5-11:

    Veteran's Week

    November 11:

    Remembrance Day

    Veterans Memorial Park, Langford - 10:30 am

    November 13:

    Valentines for Veterans Project (V4V) Registration Opens

    November 24:

    Valentines for Veterans Project (V4V) Submission Deadline

  • December 1:

    Deadline for V 4 V registration forms to Legion or Youth Coordinator

  • January 15:

     Pick up date for Valentines for Veterans from participating schools

  • February 14:

     Valentine's Day 

  • April 1:

     Legion Branch 91 Bursary Application Deadline for Grads 

    April 9:

    Vimy Ridge Candlelight Vigil – Veterans Memorial Park – dusk –(specific time TBA)

  •  Canadian Armed Forces Day - 1st Sunday in June 

    June 6:

    D-Day

  • Royal Canadian Legion National Track & Field Championships (date TBA)

Annual Events and Ceremonies

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