Founded in 1925, the Legion is Canada’s largest Veteran support and community service organization with a national reach across Canada, and branches in the U.S., Europe and Mexico. And with nearly 300,000 members of the Legion, our strength is in our numbers. Join us here in Stony Plain!
The Legion understands the importance of acknowledging the courage of those who served and still serve today. Through Remembrance initiatives, we help Canadians honour those who have make the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Help out by running the Meat Draw or 50/50 draw. Each of these are a two hour commitment on Saturdays 3:00 -5:00 pm. See Buck Coutts to have your name added to the list for 2020.
This is to inform everybody that the Legion will be shut down until January.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members for the time that we were open this fall. Even with the reduced days we were open, and with the occupancy restrictions, I still feel that we were successful. That is a direct result from the hard work and dedication from the executives involved in getting the doors open, and all the members who volunteered their time to help. Yet another example why we have such an outstanding Legion and we have the successes that we do.
To all our Members
Because of the restrictions being extended we will be staying closed until such time as they are lifted.
Your Executive is keeping in touch by email and will be having a meeting as soon as possible.
Some positions and personal on the Executive has changed but we have to have a meeting to make it official.
Not much for news this week just thought we would keep in touch.
We wish everyone a Happy New Year and please stay safe.
Happy New Year from your Membership Chair:
Branch #256, Stony Plain ended 2020 with 537 paid up members.
2020 saw a big influx of Veteran members with the Veterans Welcome Program, Welcome to Branch #256. As the Branch was closed for a good part of 2020 (7 months to be exact), I mailed member cards to many new members. These new members are welcome to come see me when we open again to get their Legion pins as I did not put them in the mail.
I have had many inquiries regarding how to pay your 2021 dues:
1. Go on-line to legion.ca and open an account (you will need your member #), you can then pay your 2021 dues which are still $50.
2. There is a mail slot by the entrance door and you can drop an envelope in there with your payment.
3. If you do on-line banking you can e-transfer your dues to firstname.lastname@example.org
Any way you choose to pay your dues I will mail you your 2021 sticker, please ensure that your address is up to date so I do not have to receive your sticker back in the mail, hunt you down (lol) and mail it again.
Please also keep in mind that dues for 2021 were due as of Dec. 31st, 2020, Dominion Command honours membership for the month of January after which you will be considered a “member not in good standing” and will have to be signed in by a member when you come to the Branch.
Stay safe all,
Presentation of Media Award to Lac Ste Anne Bulletin owner Allen Parr and Managing Editor/Advertising Co-ordination Lorinda McCool. Presentation by Cde Pat Hale Awards Chairperson.
The Last Sunday of the Month Starting April 29 @ 1400 hours has been set aside for a gathering of Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces & RCMP and all those serving on active duty to come together in Fellowship and to be introduced to the Legion. Coffee and Donuts will be Served. All Veterans Welcome
The Legion provides a range of service and supports for Veterans, their families and dependents. In addition to directly assisting Veterans and their Families wirh
the disability process through Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). the Legion Offers a variety of programs, resources and Referrals to Support Veteran Health, transition to civilian life, financial assistance and well-being.
- meet with a volunteer Legion Service Officer to help identify unmet health or support needs and review possible benefits through (VAC) as well as other supports available
- get assistance with completing the Legion Claims Form and receive a referral to Legion Command Service Officers for individual assistance
- request benevolent financial through the Poppy Fund
- request visits to Veterans in Retirement and Long-Term Care Facilities
- access Veteran support and care programs as offered through the Branch
Every year these will be awarded
No Meat Draw
The winner of the Monthly $40.00 Meat Draw Shirley Groleau
.The Winner of the Oct Toonie draw was won by Ronnie Martineau who won $100.00
Drawn this week
Leslie J McCreath-Hunneman Won $125.00
Thanks to our Volunteers
We love our members and welcome visitors, so feel free to visit during normal business hours. Come Check Out our New Deck Now Open
4902 44 Ave, Stony Plain, Alberta Z L4, Canada