Legion raises money for Alzheimer Society

The Stettler branch of the Royal Canadian Legion continued its support of the Alzheimer Society of Canada with two fundraising events

The Stettler branch of the Royal Canadian Legion continued its support of the Alzheimer Society of Canada with two fundraising events last week.

The branch served coffee and donuts at the Legion Hall the morning of Friday, Sept. 19, followed by a hot dog lunch in front of the Q93.3 office on Main Street. Nathan’s Famous hot dogs were served along with coffee, cookies and pop.

Executive member Susan Mitchell said the Alzheimer Society is one of several charities the Legion supports.

Mitchell reported this week that the Legion’s efforts raised about $375 in total.

The events were part of local celebrations for Legion Week, which also included the branch’s annual general meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Members are also looking forward to some live entertainment at the Legion Hall this week, as saxophonist and clarinetist Maureen “Mo” Melin will perform a live show on Friday, Sept. 26, starting at 7 p.m.

Melin, granddaughter of former Stettler resident Doris Aunger, has recently returned to her hometown of Calgary after performing in the Caribbean islands for the last 12 years.

She is a founding member of St. Maarten-based band One White Chic, who have opened for John Legend, Percy Sledge and the Commodores.

Melin’s show will include opportunities for audience members to take part and jam, and the public is welcome to join in on the fun.

 

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