Legion to celebrate 90 years in Rimbey

Celebration coming up for Rimbey Legion on Oct. 1 to celebrate 90 years in Rimbey

  • Sep. 9, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Dear Editor,

Dear Reader, what do you know about Rimbey Legion Branch 36?

Other than its location, or that they host bingos and pull tickets on Fridays.  Surely one knows that they sell poppies in November!

Perhaps even you, dear reader, have drawn a picture, or wrote a poem or essay about Remembrance day, submitted it to the Legion and have received a prize.

Perhaps one has seen them in the parade?

But did you know that Branch 36 boasts living members who are Combat Veterans from World War II, Korea, Indonesia, Bosnia and Afghanistan? Also, dear reader, did you know that for 90 years Rimbey Legion Branch 36 has been serving the Community of Rimbey?

With the help of the Ladies Auxiliary the Legion has contributed to local organizations such as equipment for the hospital, Boys and Girls club, Air Cadets, Girl Guides, the Handi Van and toys for children at Christmas.

We would like your help to celebrate these past 90 years and learn more about how and why we serve.

Branch 36 will open its doors 12 noon Saturday, October 1, 2016 for coffee, cake, BBQ, and displays.  Come and celebrate with us!  Perhaps you have a veteran in your family tree?  OR maybe you are one!  The Legion is currently made up of families of those who have served in past and present wars, combat veterans, retired service members, RCMP, reservists, and civilians!

Branch 36 is made up of those who chose to remember.  Stay tuned.  Join us “Lest we forget”.

Patricia Schmidt,

Associate Member

 

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