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Legionnaires on Site for the 2014 Calgary Stampede

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/04/14 -- Members of The Royal Canadian Legion, largely from Calgary and Southern Alberta, are going to be at the Stampede Grounds for the 2014 Calgary Stampede. They will co-host a booth as part of larger Canadian Armed Forces display at the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth" between July 4 and 13th.

"Much like the Legion, the Calgary Stampede is a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization" says Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion, Tom Eagles. "They are focused on the preservation and promotion of Western heritage and values and the Legion believes that Canada's Veterans form an integral part of that heritage and values," adds Eagles.

The Legion is pleased to be able to participate in this year's Calgary Stampede alongside members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Military Family Resource Centre to show our support and generate awareness about the positive impact the Legion has in communities all across Canada. Members of the public will also be able to ask about joining the Legion and support all Veterans and the community work the Legion engages in.

Legion volunteers will have a busy ten days with more than a million attendees expected for this year's Calgary Stampede.

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.

Contacts:
Bruce Poulin
Dominion Command
(613) 591-3335 ext. 241
Cell (613) 292-8760
[email protected]

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