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Fraser Lake Legion Updates

FRASER LAKE LEGION EVENTS

The Fraser Lake & District community spirit was alive and well this past Friday evening!  Thirty-nine beautifully painted chairs by a variety of artists and “out of the closet” artists were auctioned off to assist a family who’d suffered a devastating blow because of a workplace accident. Over 5000 dollars will be donated to the MacLeod family with another 500 dollars raised from a 50-50 raffle. Kudos to the Fraser Lake Arts Council, together with The Fraser Lake Royal Canadian Legion Branch 274 for sponsoring this worthwhile endeavor!

The Fraser Lake Legion has for many years been in partnership with the Fraser Lake Seniors Sports Group (specifically the carpet bowlers) and more recently, with the Fraser Lake Arts Council. Anyone 50 years or older is welcome to join in the carpet bowling games on Monday and Thursday afternoons. The Arts Council arranges events such as artist’s workshops, fundraisers and exhibitions; poetry and drama sessions; coffeehouses and other musical entertainment; including the ever-popular Home Routes Concert series.

The Legion has created a cosy, intimate area in the building with couches and comfortable chairs to create a homey atmosphere for some events. Also new dart boards are up and competitions will soon resume. Special sporting events can be viewed on the large TV screens.

The Senior Meals Program is available from the Legion, with hot supper meals being delivered by volunteers to seniors and handicapped residing in their homes and Silver Birch Lodge. ( We are looking for more volunteer drivers)

The Legion Cafe is open on weekdays from 8am until 4pm. On Wednesdays (wings) Thursdays (thirds) and Fridays (fish ‘n chips) the menu is extended until 8pm. The bar is also open on those evenings until 11pm (12pm on Fridays) Minors are welcome until the kitchen closes at 8pm.

Minors accompanied by parents are permitted to attend certain Legion events while the bar is open, but ONLY while the kitchen is also open.

The Home Routes Concert on Saturday, September 30 is to be held at the  home of Shaula Foote on the North Shore . Come and listen to a well known blues musician. I’m a country music fan from way back, but lately have developed a liking for blues and jazz. Guess you’re never too old for change!

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