By Christine Rumleskie
The Royal Canadian Legion is holding a night to honour the area’s veterans.
Major Dan Davies says the third-annual event hopes to connect local veterans and foster new friendships.
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.
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 Energeticcity.ca regrets this error.