“ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION – HONOURING OUR VETERANS IS OUR DUTY”
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YOUTH AND EDUCATION
The Royal Canadian Legion is committed to ensuring the tradition of Remembrance remains relevant to and supported by younger generations. We promote youth-specific education regarding Veterans and Remembrance through a range of local and national initiatives.
EDUCATION AT THE LOCAL LEVEL
The Legion encourages Canadian schools to promote Remembrance Day Ceremonies, and local Branches are often involved in supporting those ceremonies. Remembrance is also promoted through the Legion’s school-aged poster and literary contests. These contests see more than 100,000 students each year honour Canada’s Veterans through creative art and writing. As well, the Legion distributes Poppies and educational materials, and offers schools the opportunity to have a speaker share stories and experiences about Veterans and Remembrance with the children.
Other local activities include:
. Commemorative ceremonies for youth
. Legion Youth Auxiliaries coordinated at the Branch level
. Support for Cadets, Scouts and Guides to strengthen their leadership and growth
. Partnership with Cadets to deliver Poppy campaign
. Encourage youth participation in Remembrance ceremonies
. Youth scholarship and bursary programs, coordinated at the Branch level
At the national level, we offer a Teaching Guide that educators across Canada can use to enrich their curriculum and promote Remembrance. The Legion also holds the National Remembrance Poster and Literary Contests with winning entries displayed at the Canadian War Museum. The senior winners participate in the National Remembrance Ceremony in Ottawa, placing a wreath at the Memorial on behalf of the Youth of Canada.
AWARD PRESENTATION FORM DISTRICT A
Emma Cervinka, a student at Catholic Central High School in London, Ontario, was the 1st Place Winner of the Colour Poster entry for the 2018 Remembrance Poster & Literary Contest.
Emma won 1st Place at Zone, District, Provincial & Dominion levels for her entry.
The winning Poster has been chosen as the cover of the Military Service Recognition Book Volume VI, which will be published & distributed in the fall of 2019.
Emma is an accomplished artist, winning 1st Place for her entry in the 2017 Remembrance Poster & Literary Contest at all levels as well.
The awards presentation took place on May 28, 2019 at the Zone A-6 Convention, which was hosted by the Donnybrook Legion Branch 513 in Dorchester, Ontario.The Awards Presentation for the Dominion Contest entry will be held in November, 2019, when Emma will travel to Ottawa to attend the National Remembrance Day Ceremonies.
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1. Presentation of the District A 1st Place Award for Colour Poster entry.Left to right: Mark Rogers, District A Commander; Emma Cervinka, student at Catholic Central High School, London, ON; Craig Chartier, District A Youth Education Chairman
2. Presentation of the District A Certificate to the Duchess of Kent Branch 263 who submitted the 1st Place Colour Poster entry from Emma Cervinka.
Left to right: Al Miller, President of Victory Branch 317, accepting award on behalf of Duchess of Kent Legion; Craig Chartier, District A Youth Education Chairman.
3. Presentation of Ontario Command Plaque to Catholic Central High School, London, ON.
Left to right: Derek Moore, 1st Vice-President of Ontario Command & Past Provincial Youth Education Chairman; Emma Cervinka, 1st Place Award Winner of Provincial Colour Poster entry; Brian Harris, Vice-President Ontario Command
4. Presentation of Provincial Command Certificate for 1st Place Colour Poster entry.
Left to right: Lynn McClellan, Vice-President & Provincial Command Youth Education Chairman;Emma Cervinka, 1st Place Award Winner for the Provincial Colour Poster entry; Derek Moore,1st Vice-President Ontario Command & Past Provincial Youth Education Chairman
5. Presentation of Provincial Command Medal for 1st Place Colour Poster entry.Left to right: Emma Cervinka, Derek Moore, 1st Vice-President of Ontario Command.
Pictures taken by Gloria McKibbin - District A P.R.O.
Area Public Speaking (District A & District B)
District A Youth Education Chair Craig Chartier, Immediate Past District A Commander & Vice President Ontario Command Mark Rogers, District B Commander Jack Gemmell, District B Youth Education Chair Dianne Hodges.
District A & District B Speakers.
Moving on to Provincial Public Speaking from District A, Aya Tarhuni.
District A Public Speaking
held at Br. 594:
Zone Commander Jim Dunn, Deputy District Commander
Ed McDowell, District A Youth Education Chair Craig Chartier,
Br. 594 President Morris Brause.
Aya Tarhuni, Victoria MacDonald.
Gabi Reid, Amelia Minten,
Sammie Letkeman, Sienna Schild
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