It seems that the warm weather is putting more and more people in great, generous moods. The fine folks at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 122 (RCL) are amongst those in a generous spirit. The RCL, as approved at the February General Meeting, has recently made a trifecta of donations to three very different, yet very deserving local groups.
The first donation was given to the local Cadets group (3066 RCACC); the Cadets are officially sponsored by the RCL. The sum of $1,000 donated to the worthy group will be used for the purchase of any supplies the group may need as spring approaches.
The second denomination went to the Golden Minor Hockey Association. The amount of $750 was donated to assist in the travel expenses the Pee Wee hockey team was to endure while attending a provincial Championship Tournament in Chetwynd.
“This money donated by the Legion, and quite a bit more that we have raised, will be used for food, hotels, entrance fees for the parents, track pants, and incidentals while attending the tournament in Chetwynd. We have also raised money through bottle drives, but our largest fundraiser was selling raffle tickets,” Manager of the Pee Wee hockey team, Diane Knezacek said of the donation and fundraising that has been taking place.
The final amount charitably given out as of late by the Legion was to the GSS Parent Advisory Group. This is the group that has been very active around the community recently, raising money so that Grade 11 & 12 students can travel to Ecuador is order to participate in a Global Volunteers program.
“All funds raised by the Legion are done so through weekly meat draws and 50/50 draws. All funding is approved by the members at the Monthly General Meetings, which are held on the third Monday of each month,” Committee Chairperson for Public Relations, Buildings and Bursaries for RCL #122, Terry Hickey explained.
There is always something happening at the Legion, so stop by and see how you too can have some fun, and make donations to valuable groups without even realizing you are doing so.