A night of inspiration at the Royal Canadian Legion

It will be a special night at the Legion when Master Corporal Paul Franklin speaks at a gala wine and cheese event.

It will be a special night at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #122 when Master Corporal (ret) Paul Franklin speaks at a gala wine and cheese event.

Franklin was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and raised in Calgary, Alberta.

He joined the Canadian military in 1999 and was posted to 1 Field Ambulance in Edmonton, Alberta.

Over time he became a company Emergency Medical Technician and organized Tactical Combat Casualty Care courses along with advanced Combat Related First Aid for infantry soldiers.

Franklin lost both of his legs as the result of a suicide bombing in Afghanistan. Since the incident Franklin has became the fundraising chair of the Northern Alberta Amputee Program and Amputee Coalition of Canada.

Susan Lucas is one of the executives at the local Royal Canadian Legion in Golden feels the event will be a great experience for everyone who comes to the event.

“He is going to give a talk about Afghanistan and how you adjust and go on. It is inspirational. He is an amazing person,”she said.

The event will happen on Sept. 28 starting at 7 p.m. with tickets being $15 per person. There will also be a silent auction as part of the evening.

For more information drop by the Legion or call 250-344-6214.