Okotoks Legion looking to build permanent home
Friday, Jun 16, 2017 02:13 pm
A Gofundme page has been set up by one of our members to raise money for a building in order to give Branch #291 a permanent home. All donations will be gratefully received. You can find the link on our webpage at www.okotokslegion.ca or Facebook page.
Any food or cash donations you may have for veterans and their families can be dropped at the Okotoks Food Bank for the veteran’s section.
We know there are approximately 80 – 100 veterans currently living on the streets of Calgary or ‘couch surfing’ (no home). Any help you can give is most gratefully received either to the Okotoks Food Bank or the Veterans Food Bank in Calgary. Opening times are on their websites.
If you know a veteran who is struggling please contact the Legion via the website and we will make sure the information gets to our Service Officer so that we can assist.
Okotoks Branch #291 currently sponsors four cadet units within the Okotoks area: 187 Foothills Air Cadets, 2383 Foothills Calgary Highlanders Army Cadets, 205 Navy League Cadets and the Okotoks Sea Cadet Corps. These Cadet units have a wide range of activities for the youth of our community and we are proud that we can provide support to them in their endeavors. They are always looking for more members and instructors/officers. Please see their respective websites for more information. Links will also be available on our Okotoks Legion website along with their forecasts of events/activities.
Here are the dates of the upcoming events within Branch #291’s calendar
June 17 - Okotoks Town Parade
Aug. 14 - VJ Day & Dieppe (75th Anniversary on Aug. 19) – There will be a parade at the Cenotaph of Veterans Way at 6 p.m.
Sept. 15 - Battle of Britain Day
Our next meeting will be Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. Please keep an eye on the website and the Facebook page for updates.