Winfield Legion to receive some federal funding

Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins recently announced federal funding for interior upgrades to the Royal Canadian Legion building in Winfield

  • Nov. 27, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins recently announced federal funding for interior upgrades to the Royal Canadian Legion building in Winfield under the Harper Government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

“Our government, through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund, is continuing to support communities across Canada,” said Calkins. “By improving amenities such as this, we are helping to boost economic activity and maintain a higher quality of life for Canadians.”

Federal funding of $30,300 will assist with several interior upgrades to the Legion Hall, including renovations to the kitchen and other structural enhancements.

“The Winfield Legion was formed on Oct. 6, 1947. We currently have a membership of 50 including two Second World War veterans, Korean War veterans, as well as many other retired or still active military service personnel,” said Al Farmer, branch president.

“The original legion building was built in 1934 as a home. Through the strong commitment of our local community we were able to re-build the legion facility. CIIF funding will allow us to complete the interior of the building so that we can continue to meet our goals and support our local veterans.”

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