Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59 awarded $900 grant, celebrates Legion Week on June 29

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59 in Grand Forks has been awarded $900 from the 2013 Legion Week gaming grant from the Province of BC.

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Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59 in Grand Forks has been awarded $900 from the 2013 Legion Week gaming grant from the Province of BC.

Legion Week is to be celebrated from June 24 to 30.

Branch 59 is planning an open house at the branch hall (7353 Sixth Street) on June 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“In celebration of Legion Week, we want to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful Boundary community for the help and support they have given our branch,” reports service officer Georgina Ortis. “Our celebration will include information about the fundraising carried out by the legion to assist our community, a membership drive, an opportunity to see our hall, an informal lunch of sandwiches, squares, ice cream, coffee, tea or soft beverages for our guests on June 29.”

Roxanne Priede, the National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother, and the Grand Forks Pipes and Drums will also be attendance at the event.

– Submitted by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59