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OFFICERS OF THE QUEBEC PROVINCIAL COMMAND
In the photo, from left to right: Comrade Kenneth R. Ouellet, President, Comrade Sylvain Hamel, 1st Vice-President, Comrade Christian Lord, Vice-President, Comrade Sandra Routledge, Vice-President, late Comrade Léonard Pelletier, Vice-President, Comrade Christopher Wheatley, President of the provincial debates, Comrade Norman Shelton, Treasurer.
Quebec Provincial Command is the Provincial Command of the Royal Canadian Legion organized and constituted in the Province of Quebec by the Dominion Command of the Royal Canadian Legion under the authority of its Act of Incorporation and General Bylaws.
The affairs of the Command shall be administered by a Convention, an Executive Council and a Sub-Executive Committee.
The Convention shall be the supreme authority within the Command.
See the right column for more information on the responsibilities of the Officers of the Quebec Provincial Command.
- Financial statements, December 31, 2020, and independent auditor's report of the Quebec Provincial Command of the Royal Canadian Legion.
- Signature of a partnership with Dignity Memorial.
- Independent auditor's report of the Quebec Provincial Service Bureau of the Royal Canadian Legion.
- Operation VetBuild.
- Poppy 100: Gallery of Remembrance.
- Meeting and elections in green zone.
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Québec - Reopening plan.
- Remembrance Day Ceremony - 11 November 2020.
- Remembrance Day - The Importance of The Poppy.
Financial statements as of December 31, 2020, and independent auditor's report of the Quebec Provincial Command of the Royal Canadian Legion
July 27, 2021
Click here to access the financial statements as of December 31, 2020, and independent auditor's report of the Quebec Provincial Command of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Signature of a partnership with Dignity Memorial
July 14, 2021
We are pleased to announce that on July 14, 2021, The Quebec Provincial Command signed a partnership with Dignity Memorial.
The president of Quebec Command, comrade Kenneth R. Ouellet in the company of Mrs. Luisa Rallo, sales director at Dignity Memorial.
The Provincial Command continues to promote partnerships with various businesses and organizations to provide better service to our Veterans, their families, and our members. They can fully benefit from the advantages offered by this company. This is another great reason to be a member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Independent auditor's report of the Quebec Provincial Service Bureau of the Royal Canadian Legion
July 8, 2021
Report of the independent auditor of the Quebec Provincial Command of the Royal Canadian Legion on the financial statements of the Quebec Provincial Service Bureau.
Click here to access the financial statements for the year covering the period October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.
July 2, 2021
Operation VetBuild is a peer to peer support program by veterans for veterans and includes RCMP and allied veterans. The program is run through the Royal Canadian Legion OSI Special Section commonly known as BSL Legion OSI, hosted in Legion Branches across Canada and is 100% free to veterans.
Our objective is to incorporate hobby and in this case, plastic scale model building as a means of assisting veterans alleviate the symptoms commonly associated with OSIs and PTSD. The incorporation of hobby in a social atmosphere will give veterans the opportunity to meet other veterans in their area while working through their projects to provide mutual support and comradeship.
Use of poppy funds are approved to support Operation VetBuild under Section 403(l), Transition Programs for Veterans. We are graciously asking for any donations branches are willing to offer to us so we can provide these items to our veterans.
- New or unopened Model kits (any scale and theme).
- New or unopened model glues, paints (any colour) and brushes.
- Sandpaper, hobby knives and cutting mats.
- Model books and magazines (for inspiration).
For kit and accessory donations please contact Craig.firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial donations should be made out to :
RCL OSI Special Section and mailed to:
Jill Carleton, President BSO Legion OSI
228 Lera St
Smiths Falls, Ont, K7A 5M4
Some Branches in Quebec already have an “Operation VetBuild” program and need funding to continue.
You can send your contributions to these Branches by contacting the Quebec Provincial Command by clicking here.
Poppy 100: Gallery of Remembrance
June 21, 2021
They fought for our freedoms.
On the 100th year of the poppy as Canada's symbol of Remembrance, help us honour and remember all those who wore a uniform for Canada.
Who do you Remember?
Submit your photo and words in our Gallery of Remembrance in honour of the Veterans in your life here!
"I remember my Papa telling us stories of the War. I remember the brave look on his face as he would speak and the picture he would paint of how it was like for them all. Papa, you were the bravest man I knew. Thank you ❤" - Danielle Bettridge
Please be sure to copy Provincial Command, email@example.com so that it can be put on the web page and in our newsletter. Thank you
Meeting and elections in green zone
June 21, 2021
At a sub-executive meeting held Saturday June 19, it was moved and seconded those branches in the Green Zone can now conduct branch meetings and elections after June 25 while following the Covid Health restrictions.
Please note the number of members allowed is 50% of your branch license.
For branch elections, if the Legion Hall is too small, you can hold your elections outside if the weather permits or ask the municipality for a bigger room to do your elections. The goal is to allow all members to exercise their voting rights or wait until the fall when less restrictions are to be expected.
Should you have any questions or comments, please contact comrade Sylvain Hamel, 1st vice-president, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Québec - Reopening plan
- Different alert levels are in force in Québec.
- Consult the health measures that apply in your region for more details.
- You can also consult all the information on COVID-19.
Darts - Pool
Darts - Pool
- As of June 10, 2021, it is allowed to play darts in groups of 12 maximum with distance of 2 meters between each player.
- The boards should also be 2 meters away.
- Wearing a mask is compulsory because it is possible to move around the table as a game.
- For billiards, same regulations.
For any questions about the reopening plan of our Branches, contact the 1st vice-president of the Quebec Provincial Command, comrade Sylvain Hamel at the following email address: email@example.com
Remembrance Day Ceremony
November 11, 2020
With Remembrance Day being over for another year and on behalf of Quebec Provincial Command, I would like to thank all who made this day a success during this pandemic especially the city of Montreal for allowing us to have our ceremony.
I would also like to thank the public that attended as they adhered to the social distancing and the wearing of masks. This was truly appreciated.
A little history:
- Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. - on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
- From 1921 to 1930, Armistice Day was held on the Monday of the week in which November 11 fell. In 1931, Alan Neill, Member of Parliament for Comox–Alberni, introduced a bill to observe Armistice Day only on November 11. Passed by the House of Commons, the bill also changed the name to “Remembrance Day”. The first Remembrance Day was observed on November 11, 1931.
- Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a moment of silence to honour and remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict, and peace. We remember the more than 2,300,000 Canadians who have served throughout our nation’s history and the more than 118,000 who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Again, I thank one and all
On behalf of the executive members of Quebec Provincial Command
Remembrance Day - The Importance of The Poppy
November 11, 2020
Comrade Sterling Downey is a member of Branch 004, Verdun.
November 11, Remembrance Day: Today we take the time to commemorate the sacrifices of those who choose to serve their country and to sometimes give their lives for their nation and their fellow citizens. By proudly wearing the poppy from the last Friday in October through to November 11th, I wish to show my gratitude and pay tribute.
To our veterans, but also to all active and Reservist members of the Canadian Armed Forces, this video is for you. The incredible team at Cat Around Films contacted me and offered to volunteer their services to support this important cause and act of remembrance. Without their involvement and contribution a project like this would not have been possible.
Together, our goal was to give a voice to and shed light on the contributions and sacrifices of our young veterans and serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces.
This year, I want to congratulate the bravery of those who, at the peak of the 1st wave of the pandemic, did not hesitate to go and lend a hand in long-term care facilities all over Montreal and in Quebec. Through this altruistic gesture, and alongside healthcare staff, you have saved many lives. Today, Montreal and all of Quebec is grateful to you for your service.
This year, it is thanks to that service and those actions, that I proudly wear my poppy, because benevolence should always be recognized. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to represent you and to be in your service in my role as your Deputy Mayor for the city of Montreal.
We will remember them!
To access the video, click here.