Your Royal Canadian Legion is committed to making a difference in the lives of Veterans and their families, providing essential services in our communities, and remembering the men and women who sacrificed for our country.
Our Legion understands the importance of honoring past sacrifices and acknowledging the courage of those who served and still serve today. Through Remembrance Day ceremonies, the Poppy campaign, commemorative activities, youth education programs and more, the Legion helps Canadians to honor and remember.
We also provide a common location where citizens of Otterburn Park and surrounding communities can meet to gather and feel connected to their neighbours.
As such, our Legion branch offers curling, cribbage, and darts leagues and is often a community centre, hosting events, community BBQs, memorial services, and other fun and engaging activities.
The Legion’s work at the community level includes outreach and assistance programs for Veterans and their families, fundraising to support essential community services, offering support for Veterans and Seniors in need, organizing commemorative ceremonies, promoting Remembrance, and more.
The Legion exists so that Canada never forgets
The mission of the Legion at large is to serve veterans, including serving military and RCMP members and their families, to promote remembrance, and to serve our communities and our country.
The Royal Canadian Legion was founded by Veterans and for Veterans. We advocate for the care and benefits for all who served Canada, regardless of when or where they served. The Legion also provides representation and assistance to Veterans, including currently serving Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP, and their families, and access to our services is available to them at no cost, whether or not they are Legion members.
Did you know
The crown is the St. Edward Crown, used by the Sovereign.
The red maple leaf on the white background is derived from the Canadian coat of arms.
Our pledge and motto Memoriam Eorum Retinebimus (We Will Remember Them), is in the outside circle. It is in Latin, a language generally used on badges, crests and banners of national and military emblems.
The word "Legion", in gold, and the background in blue represents the official colours of the Legion.
The Poppy is the symbol of remembrance.