Okotoks Legion Branch # 291
Ours games nights are every Thursday at 19:00 (7pm),
please join us for Eucre, Darts and Dominoes
IMPORTANT MESSAGE - MEMBERSHIPS 2018
This is an important message to our members. If you have not renewed your membership yet and wish to do so please contact Bev Lee at email@example.com.
Membership fees are $60 per person and this is payable now. If you would like to e-transfer please contact Bev or Malcolm Hughes and they will gladly make those arrangements.
It is important to note that after some criticism that we don't have enough social events, we are hoping to improve the amount of social events in the next few months, Part of our problem is the lack of a permanent venue and volunteers. These events take much planning and we need as many volunteers as possible so that the responsibilities don't fall on the same people all the time. Without the volunteers we can't put on the events so please step up and offer some time, any time, to make our wonderful Legion a success. If you would like to attend the games nights but don't want to play the games offered, please suggest new games and or bring a game to play, we are flexible so lets have fun. You have a highly committed team so please support us.
We are really focused on making Okotoks Legion #291 the best Legion around. This takes lots of time and the support of our veterans and members.
Chili Fest - 2018
DONATION TO THE SHEEP RIVER TRUST
On September the 11th we presented a cheque for $15,000 from Poppy funds to Andrea Mitchell of the Sheep River Trust. This money goes towards Urgent Care Renovations.
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To Support our veterans, young and old!
OUR SUMMER - 2018
The link to the pictures of our 2018 Poster and Literary Competition winners is below !
Well Done to all who took part, the quality of your work was amazing!
Thank you for remembering!
This years Remembrance Day Service will be held at the Pason Arena. Doors will be open to the General Public at 09:00am with the Cappy Smart Band starting to play at 09:30am
The support of this community has always been wonderful and is much appreciated by the Okotoks Legion.
We will have reserved seating for the official Wreath Layers as well as other guests and Parade participants.
Veterans are invited to use the seats on the floor of the arena and whether or not in Legion Uniform are invited then to parade with the Colours returning to their seats when the parade is dismissed.
Opening Ceremonies including Parade of the Colours at 10:10am
We ask that all Service Clubs, Societies and Organisations who wish to lay a wreath please inform us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Without this information we cannot organize the programme. Simply showing up that day will result in your wreath being laid as a part of a group rather than as an announced participant.
We also need the names of all those who wish to lay a wreath on behalf of fallen or deceased Veteran family members.
Bells of Peace
To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice, there will be a Bells of Peace Ceremony beginning at 4.45pm (1645hrs) at the Cenotaph. This is a world-wide commemoration of the end of the Great War (1914-1918). The Bell at the Rotary Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) will toll 100 times at 3 second intervals beginning at Sunset (1655hrs). If there is anyone who is a descendant of an Okotokian who lost their lives in World War I, we would like to invite you to take part in this ceremony to honour them. Please contact Marcelle Tremblay or Malcolm Hughes at Okotoks.email@example.com.
Lest we forget!
Okotoks Show and Shine
Branch Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7pm.
Our next Branch Meeting is on November 20th at 19:00 (7pm)
at the Elks Hall.
The Okotoks Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion #291, was given its charter in December 2014. This opened the door to the Town of Okotoks veterans having a specific place to go and be with their comrades in an atmosphere of military camaraderie. Currently we are the guests of the Elks hall on Elizabeth Street, but are hoping to have a permanent home very soon.
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Okotoks Rodeo - 2018