Legion Branch 25 Vernon is hosting a Honours & Awards and Veterans Dinner Wednesday June 12, 2019.

Doors open at Eagles Hall 5101 25 Avenue, at 1700 (5PM) for Dinner at 1800 (6PM).

Presentations to commence at approximately 1845 (6:45PM). Hope to see you on the June 12 .

A "blast from the past"

Want to relive the past and see some of the good times of yesteryear? Here is a menu we think from sometime in the 1970's. Don't you wish we could order this menu in the year 2019!!

Royal Canadian Legion Supports Local Youth Through Bursaries

February 14, 2019 – Vernon, BC – Vernon’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 presented School District Superintendent Joe Rogers with a cheque in the amount of $12,000. The funds will provide three $1000 bursaries to the graduating students at the four Vernon high schools.

Jennifer Pace, Legion President, said “The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 is committed to supporting Veterans and their families. As a result, we are pleased to make this contribution to local youth.”

The Legion has been providing bursaries for Vernon students for over eight years. Recipients of the bursaries must meet the criteria of having a current or past relative in the armed services and a financial need.

“Many students are faced with a financial barrier when pursuing a post-secondary education,” said Joe Rogers, School District 22 Superintendent. “We are grateful for community contributions, such as this one from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25. We are also thankful for the support the Vernon Legion gives to our schools through other events such as our Remembrance Day assemblies and the No Stone Left Alone ceremony held at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.”

School District 22 offers over 175 different scholarships and bursaries, thanks to many community partners. The window for scholarship/bursary applications begins February 25, 2019. Students should contact the school councillors for more information.

Donation to North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society

Nikki Kazimer of North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society (NOYFSS) was delighted to receive $2,000 presented by Vernon Legion President Jennifer Pace and Treasurer Madelaine Johnston. Proceeds from Legion's weekly Meat Draw are returned to the community through our Gaming Fund.

LCol Mike McGinty speaks at Remembrance Day

LCol Mike McGinty is the Commanding Office of the British Columbia Dragoon’s. He addressed thousands of local community members (young and old) at Vernon’s Remembrance Day ceremony at Kal Tire Place. Here is his speech.

Welcome to the website for the Vernon Legion (Branch 25) located in Vernon, British Columbia. The Royal Canadian Legion’s mission is to serve Veterans, which includes serving military and RCMP members and their families, to promote Remembrance and to serve our communities and our Country. Legion membership is open to any Canadian citizen or citizen of an Allied nation who is 18 years of age or older.

No Stone Left Alone

Despite pouring rain, dozens of people, many of them elementary students, gathered at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Vernon on Thursday morning.
The gathering was part of a nation-wide initiative that honours Canadian veterans. - November 1, 2018 4:31 pm from Klaudia VanEmmerik at Global News

Amazing photos - Photographer Don Weixl has been generous enough to show some of the heart rendering photographs he took at this event. Please feel free to view and share (and credit Don as the photographer in any sharing). Photos
click here.

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Vernon Legion Branch 25 has contributed more than $60,000 to our community during 2018, through funds raised by 2017 Poppy Campaign and weekly Meat Draw proceeds.
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