111 HUNT ST., AJAX, ON L1S 1P3


September 8, 2020

Dear Teachers,

Despite the fact that we are all dealing with Covid-19 this year, the Royal Canadian Legion has decided to continue with the Remembrance Day Poster and Literary Competition for 2020.

On behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 322, Ajax, I would like to invite the students from all schools and those being home schooled in Ajax to participate in the Remembrance Day Poster and Literary Competition as well as the Video Competition.  With your support we are helping the students to become aware of the price in human lives to achieve peace.  In this way, we hope to ensure that these sacrifices will never be forgotten.  We also need to remember all those in active duty throughout the world.

All of the rules and regulations have been included in this package.  Please ensure that the Registration Form that is used is dated February, 2019.  Please follow the rules and regulations and have the students print all information required on the registration form.  If a student is entering multiple categories, a registration form must be attached to each entry.  Please photocopy the current registration as many times as required. If all the information is not completed and legible the entry will not be judged.  If a student is writing any information on a poster, the student must give credit at the back of the poster. There is to be no plagiarizing.  All information is available on the Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command Website under the heading of Youth Education.

Please submit all entries to the Ajax Legion at 111 Hunt Street, Ajax, ON by Friday, November 13, 2020 by 6 p.m.   Late entries will not be accepted as judging is scheduled for Sunday, November 15, 2020.  The teachers of students who are successful in achieving a first, second or third place winning entry will be notified.  I will contact the teacher to arrange for presentation of awards at a time convenient for the teacher and students.


Enclosed is the information regarding the Royal Canadian Legion Video Competition.  The competition is open to Grades 4 through 12 only.  Please follow the rules and regulations and submit as directed.

Thank you for your support.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Jeanette Clarke-Boutilier

Chair, Youth Education


Poster & Literary Contest Application Form 

Youth Education Program Booklet

Remembrance Video Competition Entry Form

Remembrance Video Competition Group Consent

Remembrance Video R & R


The Royal Canadian Legion is committed to ensuring the tradition of Remembrance remains relevant to and supported by younger generations. We promote youth-specific education regarding Veterans and Remembrance through a range of local and national initiatives.

Education at the local level

The Legion encourages Canadian schools to promote Remembrance Day Ceremonies, and local Branches are often involved in supporting those ceremonies. Remembrance is also promoted through the Youth Remembrance Contests. These contests see more than 100,000 students each year honour Canada’s Veterans through creative art and writing. As well, the Legion distributes Poppies and educational materials, and offers schools the opportunity to have a speaker share stories and experiences about Veterans and Remembrance with the children.