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  • The Devon Legion Branch No.247 donated a commemorative plaque to the Devon Historical Society from the Devon Legion's artifact archives regarding the 1979 Devon Ambulance. Presenting the commemorative plaque to the DHS President Ken Fisher (L) is the Devon Legion Branch Historian Brian Morris (R). In 1979 the Devon Legion purchased and donated a new ambulance to the Town of Devon. This ambulance remained in service from 1979 to 1989. During this period of operation, the Devon Legion continued to support the ambulance service with additional contributions to keep the ambulance equipped and in good order.  The 1951 Pontiac ambulance was originally purchased by Imperial Oil Limited in new condition from the Canadian Armed Forces military surplus and used by IOL until 1954 when it was turned over to the Town of Devon for $1.00. The 1951 ambulance was used in part as a trade in on the purchase of the near new 1979 Crestline Chevrolet ambulance. The commemorative plaque was presented to the Devon Legion in 1989 when the 1979 ambulance was retired - October 3, 2021.
  • For the seventh consecutive year Lifetime Member Brian Morris delivered the " Canada Remembers - Veterans Week" educational resource material to the schools in and around Devon. The free bilingual educational resource material is published by Veterans Affairs Canada and for the past 7 years Brian has been ordering the material for the Devon and area schools. The material is age / grade appropriate and Brian packages up the material and delivers it to each school ensuring the over 2,000+ students in the 8 area schools get the important educational resource material prior to Remembrance Day for the annual Veterans Week that runs from November 5th to 11th - October 1, 2021.
  • The Devon Legion Branch Historian Brian Morris (R) presented the Devon Historical Society President Ken Fisher (L) with the complete set of vintage Devon Legion membership receipts from 1962. The Devon Legion previously made a digital record of the receipts in order to turn the original receipts over to the DHS Museum for long term preservation. In 1962 the Devon Legion membership fee was $3.00 for all membership categories. There was a total of 131 members in 1962 of which 127 were veterans, mostly from WWII but there were also some Korean war veterans included - July 8, 2021.
  • Devon Legion Branch No. 247 shows support to the John Maland High School 2020 Graduating Class in the year of the COVID-19 Pandemic - June 2020.


  • Devon Branch No. 247 presents three JMHS graduate students each with a $1,000.00 Bursary towards Post Secondary Education - October 4, 2019. 

  • On January 62018 a celebration was held at the Devon Discovery Place to celebrate Alex Frame's 100th birthday. Alex is a WWII Royal Canadian Air Force veteran with 50 combat bombing missions. He is the Devon Legion's most Senior Member, Life Member and the Longest Serving Member with 71 years of service as of 2018. There was a large gathering to celebrate Alex's birthday with the Devon Legion represented by Comrades Clare Evans, John Burdett, Elaine Ward, Nancy Webb, Gary Humphrey, Denna Morris, Janice Morris, Brian Morris and Alex's best friend Dorothy Morris.





  • Comrades Brian & Janice Morris secured two donated aviation pictures from a local veteran for the Devon Legion in the summer of 2017 and in August 2017 an appropriate place for the pictures to be displayed in the Devon Legion Hall was identified. On October 28, 2017 a dedication ceremony acknowledging veteran Jack Boast’s donation to the Devon Legion was held with his immediate family. Thanks very much Jack!



  • Devon Branch No. 247 presents two JMHS graduate students each with a $1,000.00 Bursary towards Post Secondary Education - October 4, 2017. 

  • On June 14, 2017 at a special presentation at the Devon Legion Hall, members of the Executive presented a $4,500.00 cheque to the Devon Band Parents Association to be used towards the purchase of new musical instruments for an expanging school band program.

  • The Devon Legion Colour Party during the Devon Days Parade June 10, 2017.

  • On May 18, 2017 at the Devon Legion General Meeting the members presented a $4,000.00 cheque to STARS to help ensure this vital service remains operational to serve all Albertans.

  • Devon Branch No. 247 was pleased to present the Devon Historical Society with a donation of $500.00 towards the museum displays in October 2016. The Devon Historical Society recognized the Devon Legions contributions with the presentation of a Certificate of Appreciation at the DHS 1st inaugural awards ceremony on March 14, 2017.

 

Photo Courtesy of Alex Boates - Devon Dispatch News
  • Devon Branch No. 247 presents two JMHS graduate students each with a $1,000.00 Bursary towards Post Secondary Education - September 29, 2016.

  • Devon Branch No. 247 members participated in the Devon Historical Societies "Jail & Bail" fund raiser during the Devon Days festivities - June 10, 2016.

  • Devon Branch No. 247 had it's largest 50/50 raffle draw on May 7, 2016 in the amount of $2,517.00. The lucky winner was patron Ben Corkum. The winnings were presented by Legion Comrade Warren Wood.

  • Devon Branch No. 247 donated $4,000.00 to the "Leduc & District Victim Services" towards the purchase of 100 emergency care packages to be used for citizens going through an emergency crisis - February 5, 2016.

Photo Courtesy of Alex Boates - Devon Dispatch News
  • Devon Branch No. 247 donated $4,100.00 to the "RBES Fundraising Committee" towards to the purchase of a class room "Smart Board" and a "Portable Sound System" to be used for events and occasions at the Robina Baker Elementary School, benefiting over 300 children - November 20, 2015.

  • Devon Branch No. 247 presents 2 JMHS graduate students each with a $750.00 Bursary towards Post Secondary Education - October 8, 2015.

  • FortisAlberta provides the Devon Branch No. 247 with a $2,000.00 Sponsorship towards the Purchase of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) for the Legion Hall - July 27, 2015.


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  • RCL Devon Branch No. 247 Shows Support to the Wounded Warriors - August 1, 2014.













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  • RCL Devon Branch No. 247 in Devon Days Parade - May 2014.