The Royal Canadian Legion is hosting an appreciation night to honor local veterans.
Major Dan Davies says people sometimes misinterpret the meaning of ‘veteran’. He says a veteran is defined as any person who is serving, or who has honourably served in the Armed Forces of Canada, the Commonwealth or its wartime allies; or who has served in the Merchant Navy or Ferry Command during wartime.
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The event starts at five P.M. on Saturday, April 25th.
Davies says after the dinner, there will be a few presentations and the mayor will be there to give a speech. He says the dance afterwards will be a great time to reconnect with old friends or make new ones.
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Davies says these veterans not only fought in wars, but helped with crisis here in Canada. He says soldiers helped with the ice storm and Manitoba floods.
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He says if the event is successful this year, he would like to see it become a yearly tradition.
Tickets cost 20 dollars for members of the public and 15 dollars for legion members. The event is free for all veterans.
Davies encourages everyone to RSVP to the event. For more information and to RSVP, call the Legion at 250-785-3917.