Our Young Monarchist
group communicates electronically, its members often playing a significant role communicating to the media on the League’s behalf, with some even serving as vice-regal interns. Education
is a central focus of our activities. We think that in some ways Canada is unique among modern democracies in that too many of our citizens lack a complete understanding of how our government works. Thus we reach out to people across the land, especially to young people and newcomers, seeking to expand their knowledge of the Canadian Crown and, more generally, of what it means to be a Canadian. It is obvious that we cannot have any intelligent national discussion about the role of the Crown without a citizenry well-informed about how it functions! Patriotism cannot simply be based on waving the Flag and feeling positive about our country; emotion has to be coupled with understanding. Accordingly, we distribute our own educational booklet, The Canadian Monarchy
) along with the Federal government’s excellent resource book, A Crown of Maples
The monarchy is also fun! The Queen and her family form part of our extended national family, all having their own qualities and particular interests, each making a distinct contribution to our country and the life of the Commonwealth. So it is that our diverse membership makes our group impossible to stereotype; we certainly are not just "royal-watchers". In addition to supporting the serious objectives of the League, many members participate in events hosted by local branches and contact groups
ranging from pub nights to interesting speakers and the celebration of royal events, including—we admit it—the occasional tea party! We are hardly an old-fashioned or "old-world organization"—and we invite any Canadian to join the League on a complimentary trial basis
to see what we mean.