The Royal Canadian Legion

The Royal Canadian Legion

July 11, 2014 16:02 ET

CANEX in Petawawa Now Features Legion Poppy Products

Exciting lines of jewelry, apparel and Remembrance items feature in new Tactix section of store

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 11, 2014) - The Royal Canadian Legion has been rolling out new products that reflect a modern, vibrant and imaginative way to honour our Veterans and Remembrance. Some of these products are now being offered for sale in the CANEX store in Petawawa in a new section of the store called Tactix.

"Our focus in the past year has been to offer more items geared toward the CAF member and community," says Jeff Dunsmore, Senior Category Manager, CANEX. "We want to be known to the CASF community as their military store," he adds.

Tom Eagles, Dominion President of the Legion says these products represent many great ways Canadians who can shop at CANEX are able to show their pride for our soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen from the past, the present and into the future. "From the jewelry to the shirts, hats and other items, the Legion is reinforcing our message that we care for all Veterans and that we will never forget their sacrifices," says Eagles.

The products will go on sale in the newly imaged store in Petawawa beginning 11 July. "It is our intention to open Tactix shops in all of our stores across Canada," says Dunsmore. CANEX stores in Borden, Kingston and St Jean are also planned for this year.

Many of the products can be viewed here: www.poppystore.legion.ca

ABOUT THE LEGION

Established in 1926, the Legion is the largest Veterans' and community support organization in Canada with more than 300,000 members. Its mission is to serve all Veterans including serving Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police members as well as their families, to promote Remembrance and to serve our communities and our country.

The Legion's Service Bureau Network provides assistance and representation to all Veterans regarding their disability claims, benefits and services from Veterans Affairs Canada and the Veterans Review and Appeal Board. In communities across Canada it is the Legion that perpetuates Remembrance through the Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Day ceremonies. With more than 1, 440 branches, the Legion supports programs for seniors, Veterans' housing, outreach and visitation, youth leadership, education, sports, Cadets, Guides and Scouts.

We Will Remember Them.

Contact Information

  • Bruce Poulin
    Dominion Command
    The Royal Canadian Legion
    (613) 591-3335 ext. 241
    Cell: (613) 292-8760
    bruce.poulin@legion.ca