Usually, thoughts of the Royal Canadian Legion occur around November when Canada recognizes the efforts of its armed forces and the sacrifices made to secure the future of our country and our way of life.
The Legion, however, does so much more than that throughout the year. It is a non-profit organization with the sole purpose of serving our Veterans and current service members within the military and RCMP.
The Okanagan Military Tattoo has been a devoted supporter of the Royal Canadian Legion in its efforts and celebrations.
Service, Integrity, Respect, Loyalty and Teamwork are all cornerstones of what the Royal Canadian Legion stands for.
Branch # 25 has long been a community staple in the Vernon area. Its programs make significant and positive changes in the lives of our veterans and those currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces.
The Legion helps shape the next generation into positive and community-minded members by providing Youth Education, leadership, and sports programs.
The Legion is also one of the largest supporters of community activities in the country and is most notably known for supporting the Cadets, Scouts and Guides of Canada.
Their essential services also include supporting our veterans transitioning to civilian life, lifelong financial security programs, mental health, and homeless programs to help those who have given so much to our country.
Members of the Royal Canadian Legion are some of the greatest advocates for changes that positively impact our Veterans.
Service to their communities is a focal point of the Legion however, even those who have not served can become members.
Membership brings you perks and access to significant savings and deals.
Every fundraising event also gives back to community charities, so supporting and becoming part of the Legion is beneficial to yourself and the local community.
This year, you can see members of Vernon’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch #25 at the Tattoo, along with their Cadets and more.
As they support our event, we support their efforts. Membership to the Vernon Legion is $50 per calendar year. We’ll see you this July at the Okanagan MilitaryTattoo!