Petawawa Legion News

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By Karen Villeneuve

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2016


Dear members and supporters, it’s time for a membership drive. Your membership support means a great deal, providing a real boost to the important work we do on behalf of all veterans, military families and community groups. Make a difference in the lives of our veterans, their families and our communities. You don’t have to be a veteran to join the Legion!

BENEFITS OF JOINING THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION: a $55 annual membership provides support to serving military, RCMP members and veterans and their families. Early Bird membership saves you $5. Help the Legion provide essential services within our communities by purchasing a membership.

Meet new people and make friends within your community while enjoying branch activities and sports. Volunteer for opportunities to help Veterans, the branch and community. Apply for leadership opportunities within the Legion. Membership includes voting privileges at Conventions and a fully-paid subscription to LEGION Magazine. Membership will also provide access to great savings and deals through our Member Benefits Package and access to shopping at the members-only online store. With your membership purchase you will also receive an Official Legion Membership Card and Legion pin.

We have a Legion Band that is also looking for new members. All Instruments supplied. There is also a Band School. Come out and learn a new instrument.

The Wednesday night Salsa Dance lessons are a real hit. Fee charged per session (with a third being donated to the Petawawa Legion). Come out and meet new friends, while getting exercise and dancing the night away.

We are still looking for donations for a tentative yard sale. Please drop off your items at the Petawawa Legion.

LEGION EVENTS: Friday night BBQs during the summer. Friday the 15th, Chicken, foot long hot dogs and bratwurst.

We now have a monthly 50/50 draw that will be given away at the end of the month. Tickets available from the lounge or Legion members.

Street Dance with Family entertainment in August. Trivia Night (coming soon), and many more events. New members and volunteers are needed in a big way to make our Petawawa Legion a success.

You can plan get together with us, use of the BBQs for a small fee. The Legion is a great place to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Petawawa River/Rapids and has room for everyone.

We also could use students looking to fill their High school community volunteer hours at events, helping with mowing the lawns or yard work.

We are stronger with you than without you; help us spread the word by encouraging others to join.

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? -- George Eliot

Email petawawalegion@nrtco.com or karenvilleneuve004@gmail.com