We have just our donation drive to bring in items for Homeless Veteran Care Kits. Approximately 10% of homeless people have been identified as Veterans. These men and woman deserve better. Help us, help them. view the page at www.sasklegion.ca/carekits
There are new teaching resources for the Military Heritage Project.
Click on this link to view them: http://www.sasklegion.ca/teaching-guide/
WE WERE THERE…….OVER THERE…..
TO COMMEMORATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEGINNING OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR
The Nutana branch No. 362 and the artifacts room of military history is pleased to present a visual and oral presentation from a Canadian soldier and nurse who took part in the battles, endured the trenches, and practiced in the front-line hospitals during the great war.
During the First World War the population of Canada was 7,500,000. The Canadian Expeditionary Force contributed 500,000 soldiers and 2400 nurses to the war effort. From this number 68,000 soldiers and 53 nurses gave their lives in the line of duty.
The artifacts room of military history features exhibits from more than 2000 items donated by veterans and their families. They have artifacts from the Boer War, First World War, Second World War, the Korean War and peacekeeping missions.
The museum may be contacted through the legion office at (306) 374-6303 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Legionnaire of the Year for 2013 is Mervin Madsen from Shell Lake Branch No. 15.
On Saturday, September 14, 2013, Provincial Executive Director, Donna Gosselin, was in North Battleford to help unveil a new nationwide Legion program, the Legion Riders!
“Based on popular demand from our legion members, we are creating a motorcycle group to help generate awareness about the legion, its community engagement across the country, and its services to returning and retired veterans and their families. The Legion Riders are now able to mount up across Canada and you can start to see them form at legion branches from coast to coast”, said Gosselin.
To read the whole article from the Battlefords News-Optimist, click here.
To learn more about the Legion Riders program, please contact our office at:The Royal Canadian Legion Saskatchewan Command 3079 5th Avenue Regina SK S4T 0L6 306-525-525-8739 Fax: 306-525-5023 sasklegion [at] sasktel.net
SASKATCHEWAN COMMAND GETS MANY CALLS FROM BRANCHES, SCHOOLS AND INDIVIDUALS FROM ORGANIZATIONS ASKING IF WE KNOW OF A VETERAN THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK AT THEIR BRANCH, SCHOOL ASSEMBLY OR OTHER FUNCTION WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.
IF YOU ARE A VETERAN THAT IS WILLING TO VOLUNTEER SOME TIME TO SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH A YOUTH GROUP, OR ANY OTHER GROUP PLEASE CONTACT THE COMMAND OFFICE IN REGINA AND LEAVE YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS.WE COULD THEN PASS ON YOUR NAME TO AN INTERESTED GROUP IN
THESE ARE PICTURES OF A SEMI TRAILER AT ROSENAU TRANSPORT IN SOUTHERN SASKATHCEWAN.
THIS TRAILER HAS RECENTLY RECEIVED THIS BEAUTIFUL NEW PAINT JOB PAYING TRIBUTE TO OUR VETERANS.
YOU MAY SEE THIS TRAILER ROLLING DOWN THE HIGHWAY IN YOUR TRAVELS VERY SOON.
THANKS TO ROSENAU TRANSPORT FOR THEIR EXCELLENT SHOWING OF RESPECT
AND SUPPORT FOR OUR TROOPS!