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 Members of Stony Plain Legion #256
On Nov 6,7,11 and13 there was possible exposure to COVD in our Branch. Members that where in direct contact with these individuals where called and informed of possible exposure. We where in contact with the health inspector and where told we only needed to contact those that where in direct contact. As we are being asked by our government if you have symptoms please call 811 and be tested.
For more information
Jim Stover- Public Relations
Hello Members, as we were not able to have a General Meeting last night (for Nov.) I wanted to update you all on some membership "stuff". For stats we have 522 members with paid dues for 2020 and to date members who have renewed their membership for 2021 stands at 303. There will be one more draw for free membership at the end of November, those that have won free membership for 2021 are Dave Waddell, Wayne Waddell, Barry Kenyon, Keith Epton and Brian Klashinsky.
Many members have renewed online and some of those stickers I have and will be putting in the mail, some I don't have and will have to wait until they are sent from Membership Services in Ottawa (when I receive them I will mail them out). If you have had a change of address over the past few yrs. that you have not given me please update me at email@example.com. I will mail the stickers out to each member one time only and will hold them at the Branch if they are returned by Canada Post.
For all NEW members, those that have come in and filled out applications, for those that have joined online and for all our Veteran Welcome Program members, WELCOME to Branch #256 Stony Plain. As we will not be able to have a Welcome Initiation anytime in the near future I will mail your card to you when I receive it, you will have to drop into the Branch one day when we are open to pick up your Legion pin, they do not mail well.
Fundraising... the Cash Raffle sold out and the draw for winners on Nov. 11th for the 3 prizes were $6000 Graeme Dawes, $3000 Kathy Gates and $1000 Mike Rees, Congratulations!. A profit from the ticket sales which will go to Meridian Housing Foundation for Folkstone Manor and Housing for Veterans in Stony Plain, was realized of $9508.60. Many THANKS, I cant say it enough, how I appreciate every single one of you who sold and bought tickets for this worthy Veteran cause.
I have done a year end report for Fundraising and even though it was a tough year The Branch/Volunteers fundraised a total of $24,994.16 in 2020.
There will be no Dec. Gun Show, it has been cancelled.
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
Friday 3:00pm - closing
3:00pm - closing