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Legion calls for youthful perspective on Remembrance Day

Entries can be dropped off at local Royal Canadian Legion branches by Nov. 15

A pair of promotions keep Remembrance Day in the forefront for youth year after year.

The Royal Canadian Legion - BC/Yukon Command hosts the Youth Remembrance Contest for students from kindergarten to Grade 12 across the province. Teachers and students can download entry forms online at The deadline is Nov. 15 each year.

There is a poster category for Grades 1 to 12, essay for Grades 4 to 12, poetry for Grades 4 to 12 and video for Grades 7 to 12.

Entrants can create something broadly about remembrance or focus on something specific such as a family member who fought in a war, the poppy, a war memorial in your community, or the sacrifice of veterans.

Videos should be no longer than four minutes. Email links to by Nov. 15 for entry.

Entries are judged at at the local branch, regionally, provincially and nationally with cash awards.

Typically, a national winner earns a trip to Remembrance Day services in Ottawa. Submissions will also be displayed in the House of Commons or Canadian War Museum.

A screenshot from the promotion video for the Royal Canadian Legion - BC/Yukon Command to promote the Youth Remembrance Contest. (