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The Tradition of Challenge Coins in Canada

Canada, a great nation with ten provinces and three territories, boasts a rich tapestry of diverse cultures, histories, and landscapes. Canadians take pride in their country, finding joy in celebrating the unity forged by shared values and traditions. This sentiment is beautifully encapsulated through various events held throughout the year.

One notable tradition in Canada, shared by both military and civilian circles, is the practice of exchanging challenge coins. This tradition, originating from the military and dating back to WWI, involves the presentation of a specially crafted coin representing a unit or service branch. While this practice is well-known in the military, it has expanded beyond those boundaries and has been adopted by various organizations and communities.

In the Canadian context, the Legion also embraces the tradition of challenge coins, further highlighting its significance and widespread acceptance. Additionally, specific branches, such as our Windermere District #71, have commemorated this tradition with the creation of our own unique challenge coin.

For members of Windermere District #71, the cost for the first coin is $5.00, extending a special rate to honor their association.

We now offer to others looking to partake in this cherished tradition, the cost for the challenge coin is $15. This ensures that individuals from all walks of life can contribute to and enjoy the rich tapestry of Canadian traditions symbolized by these special coins.