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The Royal Canadian Legion is holding a night to honour the area’s veterans.

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Major Dan Davies says the third-annual event hopes to connect local veterans and foster new friendships.

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Davies says while many people think of a veteran as an elderly person who fought in one of the World Wars, the word "veteran" encompasses a large group of people.

In fact, the definition of a veteran is ‘any person who is serving or who has honourably served in the Armed Forced of Canada, the Commonwealth or its wartime allies: or who has served in the Merchant Navy or Ferry Command during wartime.’

* Davies says there are 20 veterans that are between 19 and 50 years of age in the Fort St. John area alone.

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The Veterans Appreciation night will be held this Saturday, May 1st at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fort St. John. The event includes a dinner and dance, which is free for all veterans and $15 for everyone else.

Anyone interested in attending should RSVP before Friday.


For more information, contact the Legion at 250-785-3917. Or, drop in to the Legion at 10103 105th Avenue.



Correction: It was previously reported that there are 20 veterans that are 19 years of age in the Fort St. John area alone. A correction has been made, and regrets this error.

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