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The Benefits of Membership in the Royal Canadian Legion
You don’t have to be a Veteran to join the Legion!
When you join the Legion, you support the many services we offer to Veterans, serving military, RCMP Members, and their families. To become a member of Canada’s largest Veterans and community service organization, you must be 18 years of age or older, be a citizen of Canada, or a Commonwealth or NATO/Wartime Allied Country and agree to The Royal Canadian Legion Terms of Eligibility.
We are often asked, “What are the benefits of being a Member of the Royal Canadian Legion?” Membership in the Royal Canadian Legion:
gives you the opportunity to support our Veterans, serving military and RCMP
Members and their families
provides support for Veterans – new and old
gives you a chance to be part of your community on a local and national level
offers many volunteer opportunities to help Veterans, your Branch and your community
helps provide essential services within our community
allows you to participate in the Veterans program
gives you access to great savings and deals through our Member Benefits Package
allows the Branch to support youth in the community through bursaries, public speaking and poster and poem contests
allows the Branch to support local cadet and scout groups
allows the Branch’s Veteran Service Officer to help Veterans obtain benefits
gives you the opportunity to meet new people and make friends within your community
allows you to participate in Branch activities
allows you to participate in Member-only sporting events such as darts, euchre,
Help the Legion provide essential services within our communities
enjoy access to shopping at the Members-only online store
enjoy discounted membership in CAA
receive Via Rail discounts
receive an annual subscription to the monthly Legion Magazine
enjoy leadership opportunities through involvement with committees
participate in the annual poppy campaign to raise money to help Veterans
VIA RAIL CANADA
ATTENTION all Legion Members.. THE LEGION is having
ANOTHER VIA RAIL SWEEPSTAKE! Here’ s your chance to win a great trip. All you need to do is register with your
membership # to enter . Good luck
The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command is thanking our members with a chance to see Canada’s beauty!
Take short trips or one cross-Canada adventure with VIA Rail. To enter simply register your membership on our Member Services Website by April 2, 2018.
Royal Canadian Legion Masters Scholarship in
Veteran Health Research
Canada provides our military with the best training and equipment in the world but we must also ensure that when these soldiers return home to the "new battlefield" of challenges due to physical and mental injuries or the social challenges of reintegrating into family and community life that
they are provided with the same level of support. This support must be based on the best evidence possible resulting from research from the best and brightest Canada has to offer.
To this end, The Royal Canadian Legion is proud to award an annual entrance scholarship of $30,000 ($15,000/year for 2 years) to a Master’s level student specializing in research related to Veterans and their families.
For more information on The Royal Canadian Legion, please visit: www.legion.ca
Now accepting applications for 2018:
Please submit your PDF application by May 31, 2018 to CIMVHR and ensure receipt
BEAVERBROOK VIMY PRIZE
The Vimy Foundation’s premiere educational program, the Beaverbrook Vimy Prize, is a prestigious two-week-long learning experience during which exceptional youth, 15-17 years of age, study the interwoven First and Second World War history of Canada, Great Britain, and France.
Scheduled for August 9-23, 2018 in England, Belgium, and France, students will attend lectures at Oxford University, visit former battlefields, trenches and underground tunnels, as well as visit museums and cemeteries, tour the new Vimy Visitor Education Centre and explore monuments such as the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. Canadian, British, and French prize recipients will also participate in commemorative ceremonies and meet a few of the remaining veterans and members of the French Resistance.
The submission deadline for the Beaverbrook Vimy Prize is March 4, 2018, at midnight (PST).
For more details visit https://www.vimyfoundation.ca/applications/beaverbrook-vimy-prize/
BEST WESTERN HOTEL
Best Western International, the World’s Biggest Hotel Family® is offering discounts to Legion members and making contributions to Legion programs. Legionnaires receive 10 percent off the best available rates at nearly 2,200 hotels in Canada and the United States, as well as enrollment in Best Western Service Rewards®, a military-exclusive offering from the brand’s award winning loyalty program.
Legionnaires signing up for the Best Western Service Rewards program will be automatically upgraded to Gold Elite status, which offers 10 percent bonus points on all qualified stays. In addition to the points they earned, Best Western will donate 10 percent of all accumulated points to military charities, including The Royal Canadian Legion.
“We are proud to welcome the members and families of The Royal Canadian Legion to our hotels,” said Neil Hornsby, Best Western’s director of Canadian marketing. “Legion members will enjoy the benefits of the Service Rewards program while knowing their stays are helping contribute to military charities doing great work for Canadian troops.”
If you are a Legion member interested in reserving at a Best Western-branded hotel and enrolling in the Best Western Service Rewards, please visit www.bestwestern.com/legion or call 1-800-780-7234 and use the code 01497850.
Not only will you be Staying With People Who Care, but you can sleep well knowing that Best Western is doing its part to care for Veterans.
ALLIANCES BT ARBOR MEMORIAL
Offering you access to special privileges and discounts
As a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, making your funeral and cemetery plans is now
a little easier and economical when you choose Arbor Memorial, Canada’s leading family of arrangements providers. We offer Royal Canadian Legion members’ special privileges and discounts:
10% discount for Members (and their immediate family) on funeral and cemetery plans when made in advance*
5% discount for Members on funeral and cemetery plans made at the time of need
Free Family Registry Estate Planner™
At Arbor Memorial, we are a trusted member of the Veteran community. Many Arbor Memorial locations have unique options just for veterans and their families. For example, you may want to pay tribute to your years of service through pictures or engraved epitaphs in the memorialization marking your final resting place. Or you may choose to personalize your casket or urn with a symbol, to represent your military experience.
Burial? Cremation? Making these final decisions is one of the heart wrenching choices your loved ones must make. By pre-planning, you can learn about the various ecological, social, and financial benefits of each method and make an informed choice that reflects your values. And your family can be spared these decisions.
For more information on planning funeral and cemetery arrangements, plus a 10% discount offer, call 1-877-301-8066 or visit our website today.
*Excluding crypts, offered at 5% discount when purchased in advance.dit this text.
HEARING LIFE ADVANTAGE
Canada, ListenUP! Canada & their National Affiliated Partners are proud to provide exclusive hearing health care benefits to members of The Royal Canadian Legion
HearingLife is the largest hearing healthcare network throughout Canada totaling over 300 clinics nationwide and growing daily in key geographies. The HearingLife network currently consists of 22 different brands that Legion Members will identify with no matter where they reside! All HearingLife network experts share the same mission, which is to provide expert hearing health services and education to all Canadians.
Hearing loss is one of the most prevalent health issues facing older Canadians, and also one that is misunderstood and often times ignored. Did you know? Stats Canada says, “Hearing loss strikes 1 in 5 Canadians and 47% of those individuals are over the age of 60.” The silent impact of hearing loss far exceeds the condition itself and research continues to show the link between an untreated hearing loss and certain age-related conditions including cognitive decline.
Our Clinical team, comprised of Audiologists and Hearing Instrument Specialists are pleased to provide all Legion Members and Canadians over 60 years with a free baseline hearing test. No referrals are required and a thorough hearing health exam only takes 60 minutes.
Early detection may not prevent hearing loss, but it can help reduce some of its negative effects and resolve existing issues.
HearingLife Professionals offer expert hearing health exams, hearing aids, personal communication devices and protective options. Our team works with the world’s leading manufacturers. That means Legion members will have unparalleled access to world class technology and clinical expertise with the only truly national and comprehensive hearing healthcare company in Canada.
As a member of The Royal Canadian Legion, you and the members of your household are eligible to receive exclusive benefits towards the cost of hearing aids and hearing assistive devices outlined below. We hope you will take advantage of this partnership and all the benefits HearingLife offers, including our Don’t Worry Be Happy Guarantee™, in-clinic financing, and AIR MILES® reward miles.
Legion members will receive an additional 10% off the regular price or limited time promotional price of select hearing aids. They receive up to 2,000 AIR MILES® Reward Miles with the purchase of select hearing aids, five years of complimentary batteries and a three-year product warranty. HearingLife has detailed many of their offers on page 5 of the September/October issue of Legion Magazine.
Members can register for benefits at www.HearingLifeAdvantage.com/Legion or call
1-888-463-5773 to begin accessing your benefits today!
Offers available in Canada (excluding Quebec).
IRIS is proud to provide exclusive vision care benefits to members of The Royal Canadian Legion.
For over 25 years, IRIS has been a leader in Canadian vision care. What started as a small group of Optometrists in Quebec has grown into a large branded group of eyecare professionals working in over 150 locations across Canada. From Victoria, British Columbia to Havre-Saint-Pierre on the Gulf of St. Lawrence, all IRIS professionals share the same mission, to improve the vision of Canadians.
Healthy eyes and clear vision are among our most valuable assets supporting learning, physical function and independence. At IRIS we believe our responsibility is to help our patients make informed decisions about how to protect this asset and achieve the best possible vision throughout their lifetime.
An annual eye examination with an Optometrist is essential to maintain eye health. To an IRIS Doctor of Optometry, better vision is about more than your prescription. It’s about your history, your activities, your lifestyle, your personality and your budget. That is why we developed the IRIS Profile, a personalized profile to help determine your unique vision requirements.
IRIS offers lenses, frames, contact lenses and eye health supplements from the world’s leading manufacturers. By understanding your needs fully, we can provide you with eye care products and services to best suit you.
As a member of The Royal Canadian Legion, you and the members of your household are eligible for exclusive benefits towards the cost of prescription glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses, and vision correction surgery at our Ophthalmology Centre in Laval, Quebec. We hope you will take advantage of this program and all the benefits IRIS offers, including our No-Matter-What-Guarantee, interest-free financing, and AIR MILES reward miles.
• $150 off prescription eyewear
• $50 off contact lenses
• $50 off sunglasses
Learn more at IRIS.ca or simply Register Now to begin accessing your benefits today.
To register visit iris.ca/benefits or call 1-800-663-3937 ext 224
As a member of The Royal Canadian Legion you can take advantage of one of our mobile plans at a discounted price: 15% OFF smartphone monthly plan fees or 10% OFF talk & text monthly plan fees.
Legion members will have the pleasure of knowing every time they activate a plan with SimplyConnect, $25 will be donated to The Royal Canadian Legion.
SimplyConnect keeps Legionnaires Connected with Mobile Technology
SimplyConnect is a friendly, affordable and easy-to-use wireless service. It is focused on providing mobile technology to help more and more Canadians with what’s most important: staying connected and engaged while maintaining happy and healthy lives after retirement.
Mobile devices like internet-enabled smartphones and tablets offer all sorts of technology-enabled lifestyle advantages. They feature easy-to-use interfaces and apps that make things like getting updates from loved ones, accessing bank accounts or addressing health care needs easier than ever before. These devices are a great solution for older adults looking to stay connected, keep learning, easily access services, stay healthy and avoid isolation.
SimplyConnect plans start from $16.20/month with a wide selection of cell phones available starting from $0. It also offers easy pairings between phones and plans with reliable national network coverage, as well as other wireless services such as Wireless Home Phone and Tablet plans. SimplyConnect’s Canada-Wide plans are without any surprises, and for any troubleshooting or inquiries customers may have, their Customer Service is accessible seven days a week at convenient hours via phone, email or live chat.
With a 30-day money back guarantee and access to usage online with My Account, SimplyConnect is all about building the kind of seamless and long-term customer relationships that older adults value.
For more information call one SimplyConnect's dedicated live agents at 1-844-483-2285 or visit www.simplyconnect.ca/legion.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Vacation Club
Your world of possibilities is waiting – set off on a cruise with every day bringing a new destination or try something new with a small group tour offering complete cultural immersion. Enjoy CWT Vacation Club specials and exclusive offers on all-inclusive vacations and tours including room upgrades, ship board credits, two-for-one excursions and bonus RBC Rewards® points. Membership has its benefits, and as a member of The Royal Canadian Legion, you’re entitled to FREE membership in our CWT Vacation Club.
Join your fellow Royal Canadian Legion members on our annual Legion Caribbean cruise,
and watch for details coming soon on tours to the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in June 2019.
Search for your next dream destination on the CWT Vacation Club Legion website. Book your next vacation package, cruise, tour, flight, hotel and car rental at your convenience 24/7.
To enjoy full service vacation planning at any of our 155 offices, call us today at
1-800 CARLSON (227-5766) or visit a location near you to speak with one of our knowledgeable CWT Travel Advisors who will be happy to help you.
Sign-up for your complimentary CWT Vacation Club membership today at www.cwtvacationclub.ca/legion and receive a BONUS travel certificate valued up to $100*
off your next vacation package, cruise or coach tour with one of our partners.
MEDIPAC TRAVEL INSURANCE
Medipac Travel Insurance provides Legion members with extensive benefits and comprehensive travel insurance protection for trips outside Canada as well as out-of-province travel within Canada. Legion members receive travel insurance for an unlimited number of trips up to 17 days, to age 64, for a premium of $75. Medipac also offers Legion members long term travel insurance at preferential rates.
Medipac is proud to be working together with The Royal Canadian Legion!
Medipac has been protecting members of Canadian groups and associations since 1982. Travel insurance is our only business! MedipacAssist™ is our medical emergency lifeline, providing you with instant access to our medical professionals, day and night, anywhere in the world. The Royal Canadian Legion delegated Medipac with the design of an exclusive member benefit providing travel insurance to Legion members across Canada. The program contains extensive benefits and comprehensive travel insurance protection for an unlimited number of trips of 17 days each, outside Canada. It also provides coverage for an additional 60 days for your out-of-province travel, within Canada.
Medipac is honoured to have been chosen by The Royal Canadian Legion as a Member Benefits Partner. Your support is very important. As your participation grows we will share our success with your branch.
With every successful card application and subsequent purchases from subscribers, MBNA Canada supports Legion programs.
In addition to the royalties paid to The Royal Canadian Legion for the use of The Legion MasterCard, Legion members immediately donate $50 to the cause just by applying for the card and using it within the first ninety days. Royal Canadian Legion MBNA
Benefits for members include:
• No annual fee
• Credit limit up to $100,000
• Around-the-clock fraud protection
• Online access to your credit card account
• Unparalleled 24-hour customer service
• International acceptance at millions of locations
• Immediate cash access at 430,000 ATMs internationally
• Enhanced security and protection with Chip & PIN technology and PayPass
Apply online now Royal Canadian Legion MBNA or call 1-877-428-6060 and QUOTE PRIORITY CODE CQZY01.
Legion MBNA Rewards Platinum Plus MasterCard
• No annual fee
• Earn 1 MBNA rewards point for every qualifying $1 spent on retail transactions‡
• 1,000 bonus points after your first qualifying purchase††
• 1,000 bonus points each year on your account anniversary date‡
• Redeem points for cash, travel, brand-name merchandise, gift cards from top retailers and charitable donations
• Enhanced security and protection with Chip & PIN technology and PayPass
Apply online now Royal Canadian Legion MBNA