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2020 Poster and Literary Contest Winners from Zone G5

The students who participate in its annual Poster and Literary Contests assist the Legion in one of our primary goals – to foster the tradition of Remembrance amongst Canadians.

Two young high school students have expressed their appreciation of our heroes in a very noble way.

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Important update on the venue for the 2021 Dominion Convention

The 48th Dominion Convention will be delivered online

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the Legion Dominion Executive Council met on March 30, 2021 and voted to convene the 48th Dominion Convention via a virtual/online format.

The 2021 Dominion Convention, originally scheduled for August 12-19 in Saskatoon, will now be held online from August 13 to 15, 2021. Full details explaining how the Convention will operate will be sent out in the Convention Call at the end of April.

Please note, resolutions to be considered in the 2021 Dominion Convention must still be submitted to Dominion Command by 24 April 2021.

For questions on the Dominion Convention, please contact your Provincial Command.

NEW: Ontario has adjusted Red Zone capacity restrictions for bars & restaurants to allow for the size of the establishment.
Effective Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

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Ottawa Public Health Region Moving to Red-Control Level of COVID-19 Response Framework

Province Taking Immediate Action to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
Effective Friday, March 19, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

TORONTO — In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario Government is moving the Ottawa Public Health region to the Red-Control level in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework. The decision was made at the request of the local medical officer of health due to the concerning trends in public health indicators in the region.

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We, (Legions), are limited to 10 patrons for restaurants and bars and other food and drink establishments.  Consequently we can have up to 10 customers. 

Ottawa moving to red zone on Friday | CBC News

All gatherings, whether organized or private, will be capped at five people inside and 25 outside. The exception is religious services, which can be larger.

Restaurants will still offer indoor dining, but it will be limited to 10 people at a time instead of the 50 allowed under orange. Up to four people can still sit together and rules around opening hours also don't change.

COVID-19 response framework: keeping Ontario safe and open | Ontario.ca

Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments

  • Capacity limits, where physical distancing can be maintained:
    • 10 patrons seated indoors
  • Outdoor dining, take out, drive through, and delivery permitted, including alcohol
  • No buffet style service
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metres distance and face covering required
  • Screening of patrons is required, in accordance with instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • Require patrons to be seated; 2 metres minimum or impermeable barrier required between tables
  • Limit of 4 people may be seated together
  • Require contact information for all seated patrons
  • Face coverings required except when eating or drinking only
  • Personal protective equipment, including eye protection required when is a worker must come within 2 metres of another person who is not wearing a face covering
  • Establishments must be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • No consumption of liquor permitted between 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Dancing, singing and the live performance of music is prohibited
  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible
  • Night clubs and strip clubs only permitted to operate as restaurant or bar
  • safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Change of Command for District G
Mar 6, 2021

Unfortunately I'm advising you that Joel VanSnick has stepped down as District G Commander because of personal reasons.

With this Comrade Ken Heagle has moved to the position of District G Commander, Comrade George Wood will move into the position of 1st Deputy District Commander and Comrade Tyrone Seeley will become 2nd Deputy District Commander.

District G would like to thank Comrade Joel VanSnick for his valuable service and endless contribution to District G and The Royal Canadian Legion.

Introducing Comrade Andrea Siew
Fri, Mar 5, 2021


The Dominion President is very pleased to announce that Comrade Andrea Siew has been appointed as the Chair, Dominion Command Defence and Security Committee.

Commodore (retired) Andrea Siew is a highly accomplished retired Naval Officer with over three decades of leadership, personnel and policy development experience. Of particular note is her previous service as the Director of Quality of Life for the Canadian Armed Forces.

Many of you will know Andrea as she served as a Dominion Command Service Officer (2008-2011) before her appointment as Director of the Dominion Command Service Bureau (now Veterans Services) from 2011-2014.

Andrea is a member of the Minister VAC Policy Advisory Group and has extensive experience with the Office of the Veterans Ombudsman and the Conference of Defence Associations.

Welcome Andrea!


Steven Clark
National Executive Director / Directeur exécutif national

Zone G5 Council and Member Branches,
March 4, 2021

This morning, it is with sadness that I accepted the resignation of the Deputy Zone Commander St
éphane Guy effective March 28,2021.

I want to publicly thank St
éphane for his two years as Deputy Zone G5 Commander. He is a great ambassador for the Royal Canadian Legion and represented our Zone with grace, honour and dedication. It has been a true honour and privilege to have worked with Stéphane at the Commander level.

The good news is that Comrade St
éphane will continue as the Zone G5 Poppy Chair of which he has done and will continue to do well and effectively. Thank you Stephane! His last meeting will be March 28,2021

Since this development, we are actively looking to find a new Deputy Zone Commander to replace St
éphane. If you are interested or know someone who is interested, please send an email with a bio so I know who the person is and their experience in the Royal Canadian Legion.

Please join me and wishing St
éphane (and Angèle) all the best and continued success.

Tim Blanchard
Zone G5 Commander

New home: New life
Feb 10, 2021

Getting the keys to a new apartment is literally like getting a new lease on life for Veterans moving into “Veterans’ House” in Ottawa.

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