News from the Petawawa Legion

By Helene Hahn

Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2017

Every year we hold a Veterans Dinner as a Thank You to those who have served or are serving and to honour those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. We invite everyone to join us on Thursday, November 9. If you have ever worn the uniform in service to our country, we will provide dinner for free for you and your spouse/escort so no one is alone. If you are the spouse of a deceased veteran, we invite you as well to join us. All that is required is for you to come to the branch during regular bar hours and pick up your tickets. Tickets can be purchased for extra guests or for anyone who would like to come as well.

Our Poppy campaign kicks off on Friday, October 27 and we encourage the entire community to wear a Poppy proudly and show support for those serving and respect for all those who are no longer with us. We do not charge for poppies but accept donations that go to support our Veterans. This is our biggest fundraiser and ALL money raised assists veterans in our community. We thank you, the community, for your generosity.

On Saturday, October 28 we are holding our Halloween dance with Michael Curtis and the Slags providing the entertainment from 8 p.m. to midnight. There will be prizes for best costume, spot dances and a late night snack. Open to everyone so get your costumes ready and bring your friends.

Catch the Ace continues with tickets on sale at the bar during regular bar hours. The pot has grown to a nice little sum and the number of cards are dwindling, so drop in, get yours and good luck!! Draw takes place at 6 p.m. every Friday.

Drop in every week for soup and sandwich Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Soup changes every week and on the 18th, it is actually going to be chilli with a bun. Everyone is welcome to this and, of course, our Friday fish and chips. Enjoy your meal from 5-6:30 p.m. and you can even pick up your Catch the Ace ticket.
Members of the Ladies Auxiliary are reminded of your General Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17.

Join us on the web at or on facebook at Petawawa Royal Canadian Legion Br 517.