Langley Legion Branch 21
- THE NEW LEGIONS ADDRESS IS:
- 20681 56TH AVENUE
- LANGLEY, B.C. V3A 379
- TELEPHONE # 604 534 3615
- OFFICE HOURS: TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
As you may be aware, many towns in the BC interior are under serious threat from wildfires. In recent days, the situation has deteriorated such that over 10,000 people have been forced to evacuate, and the Province of British Columbia has declared a state of emergency. Currently, thousands of evacuees are being relocated to Prince George and Kamloops—in many cases with only minutes to pack supplies and possessions. The local Legion branches in Prince George and Kamloops are already stepping up to help these evacuees by providing food, shelter, and other necessities. As the situation is now a declared state of emergency, the Admin Finance Committee of BC/Yukon Command has approved grants of $5,000.00 each to be given to the Prince George and Kamloops branches in order to aid them in their disaster relief efforts—specifically, the continued provision of food and other necessities.
We do not know how long this state of emergency will last, however, the Legion should be prepared to render assistance for at least several weeks. We ask that branches consider supporting these efforts by contributing whatever Poppy Funds they can afford as a Special Use Expenditure in accordance with section 403.II (d) of the Poppy Manual. Alternatively, if a general meeting cannot be held to approve the expenditure of Poppy Funds, you might consider holding a fundraiser with the explicit goal of helping those displaced by the wildfires. In either case, once a contribution is approved please forward a cheque made payable to "BC/Yukon Command" to the Command office as we will oversee the distribution of the funds and ensure that they are used to address the areas of greatest need.
Sandy Reiser, Executive Director
100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge
Wreath laying ceremonies on April 9th @ 11 a.m. at the Cenotaph in Douglas Park.
All members are welcome!
June General Meeting on the 26th at 7:30 at new location: 20604 Logan Ave, Langley
Have you renewed your membership for 2017?
*Please note payment can only be made by cheque or cash*
Joe's fun bingo Thursday at 1pm, hotdogs and chips available from 12pm.