"Jim Virtue" Lounge
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"New Commemorative Event for 2017"
Tickets are now on Sale in the Devon Legion Lounge
You Won't Want to Miss This Event!
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The 100th Anniversary Of The "Battle of Vimy Ridge" 1917 to 2017
Canada's 150th Birthday 1867 to 2017
The Royal Canadian Legion Devon Branch No. 247
June 17th, 2017 at Devon, Alberta
Cocktails: 5:00 PM (17:00 hrs)
Ceremony: 6:00 PM (18:00 hrs)
Catered Roast Beef Dinner: 6:30 PM (18:30 hrs)
Live Entertainment: 8:00 PM (20:00 hrs)
Dress: Uniforms & Decorations/Semi-Formal
Door Prizes & Raffle!
Live Entertainment Provided by "Red 19 Entertainment Inc."
Introducing Devon's Recording Artist and Rising Star
World War One 1914-1918 100 Year Centennial Anniversaries
World War One 100 Years 1917 - 2017
The 4th Year of War - Key Events For 1917
April 9 to April 14: The Battle of Vimy Ridge.
July 1: Canada celebrates its 50th Dominion Day.
August: The Government introduces conscription triggering the Conscription Crisis of 1917.
September 20: The Income War Tax Act receives Royal assent, establishing a "temporary" tax, which remains in force to this day.
September 20: The Wartime Elections Act gives female relatives of service men the vote.
October 26 to November 10: The Second Battle of Passchendale.
December 6: The Halifax Explosion kills 1900 people and injures 9000. The largest ever man made explosion pre-Hiroshima atomic bomb.
December 17: The Federal election has Robert Borden's Conservatives win a second consecutive majority government.
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