Legion hosts parade and wreath-laying ceremony

The event takes place in Abbotsford on Friday, June 5

More than 300 members of the Royal Canadian Legion will parade in front of the City of Abbotsford cenotaph on Friday, June 5, leading up to the opening ceremonies for the legion’s 52nd biennial convention.

The convention for the BC/Yukon command takes place June 5 to 7 at the Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre.

The parade assembly begins at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, and is followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at 5 p.m. and the parade march-off at 5:30 p.m.

The legion in the B.C. and Yukon has 55,000 members who contribute over 600,000 volunteer hours each year and support over 400 youth groups, including Cadets, Boy Scouts and Girl Guides.

The organization also donates $7 million per year to community health, education and sports programs; provides housing and social services support for homeless veterans; and raises more than $21 million through gaming for academic and youth programs.