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    Presenting the cheque to DRDH Foundation Executive Director Ashley Pardy (centre) on Jan. 21 are Service Officer Paul Paris (left) and First Vice Helene Hahn (right). (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 Petawawa President Bob Howell (left) and Curley Andrews (right) recently presented Ken Whitlock with his 50 year membership medal. (Submitted photo)



Legion donates $8,000 to DRDH, awards 50 year membership medal

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday February 1, 2018

Thanks to its Poppy Fund, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 Petawawa made an $8,000 donation to the Deep River & District Hospital (DRDH) Foundation. Many soldiers and their families use this hospital for their medical needs, making it an ideal recipient to further the Legion’s goal of helping the military community. The funds will go towards the purchase of either a portable x-ray machine or an oxygen therapy machine.