Legion goes full tilt for fall

September is here and your Legion is definitely ramping it up. Where to start...

Tuesdays through Friday you can enjoy lunch once again.

September is here and your Legion is definitely ramping it up. Where to start… 

Tuesdays through Friday you can enjoy lunch once again.

Deanna our lovely chef will not be returning until the end of September so Bobby and Eva will be stepping up to take over the responsibilities until she returns.

You all know Bobby and Eva have been bringing you that great Friday buffet each week. And you will not be disappointed as they will continue to bring those Friday buffets. So Tuesday to Thursday you will be able to order from the new and revised menu and on Friday the buffet will be in full swing.

Don’t forget when you are there enjoying your lunch that ROLL CALL starts up Sept. 6 and is held week days at 12:30.

Just imagine, while you are ready to munch into some delectable tidbit, your name is called out as the winner of ROLL CALL.

You can use your winnings which are over $60 right now to pay for your lunch and maybe your friends as well. 

If you happen to be visiting the branch on the weekend you may be ‘lucky’ at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Come and enjoy the meat draw, while you wait for your name to be called out for ROLL CALL. Rudy has some wonderful surprises in store for you, but you need to be there to hear about them.

But I can tell you that the last Friday and Saturday of the month there are ‘bonus’ prizes. I figure you can buy your meat draw tickets and either sit and enjoy the company and ambiance. Or you can also wander downstairs and meet up with those friendly flea market ladies.

There is always new items arriving so you don’t want to miss out on those great treasure waiting for you to discover them.

Legion Beach has been hopping all summer with various group functions. You would think that the weather might have been a bit of a deterrent but that was not the case.

Various in-town groups have been gathering for their special get together and even the crew from Rocky Mountaineer have been reserving their favourite spots whenever they visit our city.

Just think we all live here and can enjoy this handy, attractive getaway just minutes from downtown. We are so lucky. Special rates for Legion members, but of course, the public are welcome as well.

A special painting has been donated to the Legion by Sherry A. Fraser, painter extrodinaire and this can be viewed at any time in the lounge or at our special events.

We will be holding a silent auction to raise funds for the branch, and you can get in on this by dropping in and checking it out.

You can read all about the artist, as she has included her bio on the back of her painting.

It is a beautiful example of the talent and generosity of our branch members. The winner of this silent auction will be announced in December.

Each month the entry box will be opened and only the highest bid will be put back in. You can check back each month to see where the bid is at and then put your higher bid in. This will make a wonderful Christmas gift to yourself or someone you care about.

French Night  scheduled for Sept. 17 is well underway. We have your chefs all lined up – don’t know if they actually cook while wearing their French berets, but we do know the recipes have come directly from Francophone families and that they are tried and true.

You do not want to miss this and with tickets already half sold you will need to hurry in to secure your seat.

Only 60 being sold and that is only 30 couples, but of course singles are welcome as well.

So only those who buy their tickets without delay will not miss out. Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 and dancing with the “New Country Touch” will begin following dinner.

A fun-filled evening for all those attending. Don’t forget if you miss out on dinner you can always buy tickets to the dance only. 

Tickets are already being purchased for Ladies Nite, Sept. 24.  For those of you who have missed hearing about this, which means you are not reading Legion Lines regularly, (shame on you) this is a night for ladies only at the Legion.

We have a representative coming from Vancouver with her BIJOUX line of jewelry, shoes and purses – all these to be modelled by our local Miss Quesnel contestants.

We will also have a few select ‘women’s only’ vendors displaying their wares. For a teaser I will tell you about one of them per week.

This week I can tell you that one of the vendors is Tracy McAlpine with her brand new business called Alternative Solutions Skin Design.

This business opens its doors mid September and is gearing up for ‘breast cancer awareness’ campaign with their ‘cosmetic tattoo’  program. But that is all I will tell you – you can come and check it out for yourself.

This is a wine and cheese event with admission of $5. Come in and pick up your tickets early to not miss out on this 1st annual Ladies Nite.

The Legion is looking for volunteers to help out with hospital visiting. This is done once a week and can actually be a lot of fun, not to mention make you feel real good as well.

What a nice gesture to visit those in the hospitals – to bring a smile to their face and of course some sweetness into their lives with the chocolate bars and our famous popcorn.

If you can spare an hour or two and would like to help with this, contact Wanda at the Legion office at 992-6819 and she will put you in touch with the appropriate people. 

If hospital visiting is not for you, but you want to be a part of the Legion adventure, then maybe you might like to learn how to be involved with the Colour Party.

Now these are those men and women who walk with the flags and stand at attention bearing those flags at different events throughout the year.