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Welcome to the Colchester Branch 026 of the Royal Canadian Legion. The Colchester Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion received their charter in October 1928 and has been a proud member of the Truro, Nova Scotia community ever since. Funds raised through the Royal Canadian Legion support veterans and their families as well as serving the community at large.

Royal Canadian Legion 26

Supporting veterans and their families as well as serving the community at large.

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Snowball 50/50 draw

Every Monday morning.
Pot is $472.
Name drawn: Isobel Meehan – NOT Signed in!
Sign in during the week in the canteen – Members only ($2)

Chase the Ace

Chase the Ace
Truro Legion + Colchester Community Workshop
The ACE is GONE!
Jackpot: $13,811+$400=$14,211
Winner – Valerie Richardson
Card Drawn –  Ace of spades

Crib Tournament

Saturday, May 25, 2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019
1pm to 4:30pm
In the Lounge
$22 per team
Two 50/50 draws
Food and Bar service available
Everyone Welcome – Bring your Friends

Hong Kong Veterans’ Commemorative Association
Plaque unveiling

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

In the Legion Lounge.

The Hong Kong Veterans’ Commemorative Association (HKVCA) has offered to Branch 026 a free plaque to commemorate all members of ‘C FORCE’ who fought in the defence of Hong Kong during World War II. The Branch has accepted the plaque and Bernard LeBlanc, a representative of HKVCA, will be unveiling the plaque in commemoration of the ‘C FORCE’. All welcome and encouraged to attend.

Roadside Productions presents Sounds of Motown

Saturday, May 25, 2019
8pm – 12am
Doors open at 7:15
In the Auditorium
Tickets $25+HST
Buy tickets online


Remembrance Day is a Memorial Day observed by the Commonwealth of Nations members started since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who died in the line of duty. The day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries.

Remembrance Day is observed on the 11th of November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in accordance with the armistice and is the time and date for the Remembrance Day ceremonies held at cenotaphs across the member nations.

The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due mainly to the poem “In Flanders Field” written by Canadian Army Doctor Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in WW I. Their brilliant red color became a symbol of the blood spilled during the war.

The Last Post: The Last Post is the common bugle call of the close of the military day. It is the time to put out the lights and sleep.

Silence: Upon completion of the Last Post, two minutes of silence are observed by all as those members of the Armed Forces who have died in the line of duty are remembered.

Reveille: Reveille is the first bugle call of the day and is a signal for the troops to arise from their sleep and start their day. At the cenotaph it is a symbol for the dead to rise from their sleep and guard the home of the war-dead.

On completion of Reveille the Act of Remembrance is said.

The Wreath: The laying of the wreath is the traditional means of signaling that high honours are being paid to honour the war dead.

Prepared by: Ralph Campbell, Co-Chair School Visitation, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 (Truro)


Canadians have a proud history of bravely serving in the cause of peace and freedom over the years. A name from Canada’s First World War military heritage that still stirs emotions is “Passchendaele.” On a muddy battlefield in northwest Belgium, Canadians overcame almost unimaginable hardships to win an impressive victory in the fall of 1917.

Read more about Canadians at Passchendaele (Click here)

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