The Royal Canadian Legion



The Royal Canadian Legion

December 12, 2013 15:24 ET

Legion Launches Operation Santa Claus

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 12, 2013) - The Royal Canadian Legion has packaged up more than 1,700 Christmas gifts that will be delivered to Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP personnel deployed overseas in the days leading up to Christmas.

"Every year, the Legion sends a package to our Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP members who are deployed overseas during the Christmas Season," says Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion, Mr. Gordon Moore. "This effort shows that we and many more Canadians care about their service and their sacrifices," adds Moore.

It's a little gift but it means a lot, and it carries our tradition of assistance to Veterans that we have maintained since World War Two. At that time, the Legion was heavily involved in providing troops with morale boosting materials and educational upgrades. Other commitments to troop morale include the provision of funding for show tours to Afghanistan, military sports programs and the Nijmegen March team.

This year's package, entitled "A Taste of Home" includes:

  • East Coast Salt Water Taffy;
  • Tim Horton's Coffee packages;
  • Popcorn packages;
  • Maple suckers;
  • Alberta beef jerky;
  • Playing cards;
  • Legion pens; and
  • Legion key chains.

(View images of the package - photo 1 - photo 2)

"On behalf of the more than 320,000 men and women of the Legion, we wish all deployed troops a joyous holiday and that they return to their loved ones safe and sound," adds Moore.

To view all of our news releases please visit us at: http://www.legion.ca/media/

ABOUT THE LEGION

Established in 1926, the Legion is the largest Veterans' and community support organization in Canada with more than 320,000 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, 460 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
    (613) 292-8760 (Cell)
    bruce.poulin@legion.ca