Tamworth Legion to host barbecue June 29 to raise funds for accessible chairlift

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 458 – Ken Stinson Memorial is improving  accessibility to the Legion Hall, thanks to the contribution received from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program. The Hall is found on the second floor and is only accessible by stair. Branch 458 has called Tamworth home for 77 years and is the only Legion in Stone Mills Township. The physical presence of the Legion serves as a visible reminder of those who served and who  continue to serve to allow us to enjoy the freedom we have in Canada. It extends humanity to  veterans, RCMP and their families through support and a place to gather. Support varies from  offering opportunities for social interaction through to lending a listening ear when life becomes overwhelming or helping obtain benefit assistance.  

With contributions from Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program totalling $25,000, the Legion is preparing to purchase and install a commercial chairlift so those with mobility issues can participate in Legion activities. There is, however, a portion of the costs that is not covered by the grant. Fundraising activities are planned to engage area residents and local  businesses for help. 

The Legion invites anyone interested in contributing to this project to do so through e-transfer or by mail.  Contact the Legion at legionbranch458@gmail.com or by phone at their new number 613-554- 9201.

To help raise funds for the chairlift, Stone Mills Community Charity Events will host a barbecue chicken dinner on June 29 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Stone Mills Recreation Centre. Call the Legion to arrange dine in or take out for $20. The meal includes chicken, mashed potatoes, coleslaw and dessert.  

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