Legion contest winners awarded, two move on to provincials

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #13 installs executive, awards contest winners, reports on donations and opens business centre

By Mary Ann Misfeldt

The March General Meeting of Branch #13 commenced with presentation of checks to the winners of the Legion Literary Contest.

This contest presented by the Legion is intended to bring Remembrance to the minds of youth. Winners of the seniors section for the whole of Canada get a trip to Ottawa for Remembrance Day Ceremonies there.

1st place Intermediate Black and White Poster went to Andrea DePrey.

1st Place Intermediate Colour Poster to Nav Takhar.

1st Place Junior Colour Poster to Owen Lees.

1st Place Intermediate Poem went to Taylor Ashlyn Chant.

All first place entries were forwarded to Zone and we were informed that Nav Takhar’s poster and Taylor Ashlyn Chant’s poem were winners at Zone and had been forwarded to Provincial. There were several winners of second place recognition as well and any of the young folk who were unable to join us that evening will be given their checks personally. The young people were commended and thanked for their efforts and special mention was made of Mrs. Scott for her efforts with her class for this contest.

Following the presentation to contest winners, the Zone Commander for the Northwest Cde. Doug Misfeldt installed the new Executive for 2015.

A Report was given on the Donations event held Feb. 21.

Branch #13 presented nearly $10,000 to the following local organizations: Special Olympics, Kitwanga Elementary School for its literacy program,The Community Band, The Pacific Northwest Music Festival, Terrace Pipes and Drums,Terrace Scouts, The Salvation Army, Dry Grad, The Terrace Curling Club for their Juniors program, Dease Lake Guides and The Terrace Churches Food Bank. Coffee and cookies were served and a pleasant hour of comradeship was enjoyed.

Branch #13 now has a business centre in operations. There are several computers available to our members and guests for their use. In the near future, arrangements will be made for basic training in the use of these computers at certain hours to those who require it and printing of materials will be available.

Coming up this month the next Veterans Dinner will be held on March 23, do come out and enjoy a good meal and good friends.

The Ladies auxiliary will be holding a pie sale at the Branch on Saturday afternoon March 28th.

Don’t forget the Meat Draws every Saturday afternoon and Steak Night the first Friday of every month.

With the change in provincial liquor laws, your underage children or grandchildren are welcome to join us.

We will Remember Them