The Rossland Legion Hosting a New Year's Party

Sara Golling
By Sara Golling
December 21st, 2015

Another party  to attend on New Year’s Eve — the Rossland Legion, at 2081 Washington Street,  will open its doors at  for festivities at  8:00 pm, and the music will start around 9:00 and continue until 1:00. 

There will be a cash bar, and snacks and Champagne at midnight, and last call will be at 1:00 am.  There will be a door prize  (we don’t know  what it is)  and a 50/50 draw to add to the fun.

The local band “No Excuse” will play their hearts out for the multitudes gathering to greet 2016.

Tickets are $20 each, and can be purchased at the Legion on Wednesday through Saturday,  from 3:00 pm on; or at The Powderhound.

While having a good time, party-goers can also feel good about contributing to the good works of the Royal Canadian Legion. If you check out its website, you’ll learn more.  The following information has been shamelessly cribbed from the Rossland Legion’s website:

“The Legion within BC/Yukon Command is the single largest charitable contributor supporting health, housing, independent living and social programs for veterans and seniors.” 

Its work in other areas is less well-known;  it also “contributes over $3 million every year supporting health, social, educational and heritage programs, filling a void in essential community services.”

Another section on the website tells us that the Royal Canadian Legion:
    Has nearly 50,000 members who contribute over 600,000 volunteer hours each year;
    Supports over 400 youth groups including Boy Scouts, Girl Guides & Cadets;
    Donates $7 million/year to a community, health, education & sports programs;
    Offers bursaries & scholarships;
    Funds medical research & specialized medical equipment;
    Raises over $21 million through gaming for academic & youth programs;
    Is the sole sponsor for the National Track & Field Championships;
    Membership is open to any Canadian over 18.

So, tuck these facts away in your head, and have fun celebrating on New Year’s Eve.




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