The Chesterville Legion hosted local volunteers on Sept. 18 at the Legion Hall as part of their Legion Week events. There was ample opportunity to enjoy the congenial opportunity during the evening event. Some of the local volunteers honoured were pictured during the festivities. Front from left, Betty Hall and Ruth Gilroy. Back from left, Debra Kelly, John Stewart, Beate Stewart, Legion president Steven Grubb, Betty Vanden Bosch and Stan Vanden Bosch. Thompson Goddard photo
Carolyn Thompson Goddard
CHESTERVILLE – Legion Week celebrations at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 434 in Chesterville began with a volunteer appreciation night at the Legion hall on Queen Street held on Tues., Sept. 18.
Legion president Steven Grubb explained Legion Week, which this year ran from Sept. 16 to 22, is designation by the Legion Provincial Command with each branch organizing their own events. Grubb continued that the Chesterville Legion traditionally holds a volunteer appreciation evening as “our way of saying thanks to our brother and sister organizations” in the community.
Groups invited to the Wine and Cheese included the Chesterville Kayak Club, the Chesterville and District Historical Society, the Chesterville and District Agricultural Society, the local fire department and the Rotary Club of Chesterville.
When asked about the role of the Royal Canadian Legion, Grubb described how this organization provides support to both Canadian Regular and Reserve Force veterans and their families, provides the hall for community activities, run the Poppy Campaign, organize Remembrance Day ceremonies and raise funds which are donated back to the community.
Some upcoming Legion events include the chicken barbecue in October, dart league registration, Remembrance Day commemorations and other community events.