The Royal Canadian Legion

The Royal Canadian Legion

June 15, 2014 13:25 ET

Memorial Cup on Display at Legion Dominion Convention

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 15, 2014) - The Memorial Cup will be on display at the 45th Legion Dominion Convention held in the Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5J 1N9 today between noon and 5pm.

This year's Memorial Cup was won by the Edmonton Oil Kings on 25 May 2014 in London, ON. They, in turn, graciously agreed to put the trophy on display during the Legion Convention for the more than 1,200 Legion delegates to see as well as members of the public.

The Memorial Cup was the brainchild of Captain James T. Sutherland. He wanted to create a trophy as a memorial to remember the Ontario Hockey Association's players who died during World War I. Today's Memorial Cup championships determine the champion of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL).

The Dominion Convention, held every two years, is the Legion's governing body that sets the policies and programs for the more than 300,000-member organization that was formed after World War 1 in November 1925 at the Malborough Hotel in Winnipeg, MB.

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.

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