Legion welcomes suggestions

It is going to be a very busy week around the Legion. Firstly, the hall is open on Monday for our federal elections. Hopefully you exercised your right to vote. Usually only the office is open on Mondays with our esteemed Legion manager Wanda in attendance. It gives her and her staff a chance to catch up on their work and get ready for the week ahead. Our executive meeting was held last Tuesday and it was a lively meeting ending with a host of subjects to address at the general meeting this coming Tuesday evening. Also at that meeting Doreen Gurnett, Chairperson, made her presentation of the audit report. Very valuable information was shared. And at the general meeting we will have an additional RollCall and with the jackpot more than $100 I hope it’s my name called out. Also at that general meeting is the draw for two tickets to the Two Rivers Boxing Rumble, May 7. Good luck to everyone. We will also be asking for a vote on whether to change the day the general meeting is being held. Suggestions include hosting the meeting on Saturday before the meat draw. If the hall is already rented then it is thought that perhaps the meeting could be held in the poppy room downstairs. This would require a change in our by-laws as it is stated there that the meetings are to be held in the hall. So as you can see we need your help to made a decision on this matter. Any other suggestions are appreciated. Maybe it is not the day the meetings are held but the format of the meeting. If you know how we can solve this problem, please speak up. As you are aware the Legion sponsors an elementary school – one other suggestion is that we also look to sponsoring a high school. This also will be discussed at the general meeting – your input is appreciated. We are also looking into the feasibility of putting a deck outside the Legion for patrons to enjoy. We are currently checking with the city planner at City Hall to see what this would involve and if it is even possible. If we do get the go ahead we will be looking for volunteer labour, so stay posted. Also this weekend is the long awaited Legion Trades Show/ShowOff. This begins Friday evening at the Twin Arenas with the Quesnel Pipes & Drums along with a colour party to open the event. Come in and wander around, speak to the vendors, enjoy some entertainment and the car show and maybe partake in one or two edibles from the concessions from those LA volunteers – you know those will be wonderful. Children under 10 can enjoy a free hot dog if accompanied by an adult, just one more reasons to come out and enjoy this show. Admission is free. Remember, Friday, 3 – 9 p.m. with opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with the Prospectors’ Car Club there from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., cruising through town later (weather permitting). Note: if you want to sell your RV, motorhome, ATV, boat, whatever rent some outside space at the ShowOff and sell your vehicle. Call the office 992-6819 for more details. There will also be a Friday night jam to coincide with this event, so come on out and listen to your favourite jammers, have a pint or two and kick up your heels. Or, if you are a jammer, come on out and show off your talents. This Saturday is the beginning of the new hours of the downstairs summer flea market to be held every Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with spring in the air and everyone itching to get out in their yards – you may be able to pick up something that is just perfect to accent your garden or to help out with those endless spring chores. Lil and her gang of volunteers will be happy to assist you in your purchase. Remember next Sunday is Mother’s Day – so call your mom and let her know you care. I also think it is a good time to call your children to let them know that you recognize how much they have enriched your life. It really is a two way street – don’t miss an opportunity to express your feelings. Hey, here’s an idea – you can all meet at the Legion ShowOff and enjoy an afternoon together.Sharon MacDonald is Legion member.

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