To Support our veterans, young and old!
IMPORTANT MESSAGE - MEMBERSHIPS 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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Ours games nights are every Thursday at 19:00 (7pm),
please join us for Eucre, Darts and Dominoes
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!
OUR SUMMER - 2018
Our President Bob McLeod presented Shelagh Cox, the Veteran Program Coordinator for the MFRC with a cheque for $10,000. The money will be used in a partnership between the MFRC and our local OSISS Peer Support Worker Michelle Turner to provide a Peer Resiliency Weekend for the spouses and partners of CAF members who are suffering from an Operational Stress Injury such as PTSD. The weekend will focus on workshops and coping strategies for those who care for ill and injured members – the theme will be care for the caregiver since we know that strengthening the support system for members who suffer from OSI is crucial to their successful treatment and ultimate recovery.
Branch Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7pm.
Our next Branch Meeting is on March 12th 2019 at 19:00 (7pm)
at the Elks Hall.
Okotoks Show and Shine
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DINNER - MARCH 16TH 2019 at the Elks Hall.
Please contact Bev Lee at Okotoks.email@example.com if you would like to attend before March 8th.
Okotoks Legion Branch # 291
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.
Okotoks Rodeo - 2018
Chili Fest - 2018
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.