Day: November 9, 2020

Good works: Legion branches across Canada have been filling gaps caused by the pandemic
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Good works: Legion branches across Canada have been filling gaps caused by the pandemic

Royal Canadian Legion branches across the country have continued their good works in spite of and, in many cases, because of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Branches were closed to social gatherings for months and, with buildings locked up and little money coming in, the financial blows to many have been devastating. Nevertheless, members stepped up with food runs, veterans’ outreach, efforts to help outfit front-line workers with protective equipment and other measures to help ease the situation in local communities. “The Royal Canadian Legion has been around for 95 years—survived the Great Depression and war,” said Steven Dieter, Eastern Ontario public relations officer and a serving member of the Canadian Armed Forces, “but this is a unique situation. “We are trying...

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