News from the Petawawa Legion

By Helene Hahn

Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017

Have you got your Halloween costume figured out for our dance on Saturday, Oct. 28? Michael Curtis and the Slags will be performing from 8 p.m. to midnight. There will be prizes for best costume and spot dances. A late lunch will be served. Everyone is welcome so get your friends together and come on out.

Tickets for our Remembrance Dinner being held Thursday Nov. 9 are now on sale during regular bar hours. Dinner is FREE for veterans (which means all who have or are serving) and their spouse or escort of their choice (no one has to come alone). The spouse of a deceased member is also welcome to attend free with a friend. It is a nice evening to share a meal and remember those who did not return and have left us since we gathered last. Choice for dinner is roast beef, stuffed pork loin or vegetarian. Extra tickets or those who would like to join us are $20. Everyone is welcome to attend.

We will be holding a Candlelight ceremony following the dinner. It will be indoors and will include the Military Wives Choir participating with us. We will lay the candles at the Cenotaph at the end to limit time in the cold. Candles can be purchased at the branch and names provided will be applied to the candle. The sight of the candles shining at the base of the stones is beautiful. They will remain there until the morning of the 11th. Anyone may purchase one and if you can not attend, we will place them for you.

Early Bird membership is now on until Nov. 30. Save yourself a few dollars and do it now. You can pay your dues every Friday night at fish and chips from 5-6:30 p.m. or during regular bar hours.

The Catch The Ace prize pot has grown to a nice sum that would certainly help pay a few bills or some shopping. Buy your tickets at the bar during regular hours and at Friday fish and chips. Everyone can buy tickets, not just Legion members. Get a group together to increase your odds.

Still a few spots available for Christmas parties but best days are filling up fast. Give Liz a call weekday mornings at 613-687-2504.

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