Anna Linton receives a bursaryfor $1

Local Legion looks ahead to fall after enjoying busy summer

Legion hands out bursary to local student and makes plans for pool tourney, more trivia challenges and change in date for meetings.

While there have been no general meetings over the summer, the executive and volunteers have not been idle.

The Bursary Committee met and approved a $1,000 bursary for Anna G. Linton. Anna has lived her entire life in Terrace. She graduated from Caledonia with extremely high marks and is going on to the University of Victoria where she will start the long journey to become a doctor and specialize in pediatrics. Anna is the granddaughter of Eugene Thomas, one of many Veterans from the Terrace area who willingly joined the forces during the Second World War and suffered the loss of limbs. Perhaps it was from him that Anna got her generosity of spirit as she has said “I just want to help others.”

We in the Legion are confident that Anna will do well in her chosen career and wish her well.

The executive met on a regular basis throughout the summer and carried on the day-by-day activities that are required for the successful running of the Branch. They participated in the activities surrounding Riverboat Days and hosted another successful barbecue lunch following a great parade which the Branch has sponsored for many years.

Thanks to Cdes. Donahue and MacFarlane and their helpers for their super chef abilities. Organizing a large parade requires a great deal of time and work and thanks goes out to Joyce Bradley and her crew who have taken on that task for some years now.

The regular activities of the Branch will be continuing with Steak Dinners the first Friday of each month – don’t forget underage children are now welcome to attend with their family. Meat Draws continue from 4:p.m. till 6:p.m. every Saturday afternoon.

Volunteers to run these events are always required. Plans are afoot to have trivia challenges again, perhaps as an evening event. More about this event will be forthcoming.

The second Annual Buster Patterson Memorial Pool Tournament will be happening soon – more about this event will follow – a sign up sheet is posted in the Legion and we encourage interested parties to get their names in ASAP.

DO NOT FORGET that starting this month on September 12th the monthly general meetings will change from the evening of the second Tuesday of the month to the second Saturday of the month at 1:p.m. The first meeting will be followed by refreshments. Come and have your say about how your Legion is being run and do stay on for the meat draw.

IT IS NOT NECESSARY to have military affiliations to join the Legion. If you are a Canadian Citizen and interested in the care of veterans and/or the welfare of your community, there is a warm and welcome place for you in Branch #13 of the Legion. Drop in and pick up an application.

We will Remember them.