The gas range in the kitchen at Sylvan Lake’s Royal Canadian Legion branch was replaced recently after a grant was received from the province’s Community Spirit Program.
The Legion received $7,949.60, last June, during the final year of the grant program. This money partially covered the cost of replacing the range.
The Community Spirit Program provided an opportunity for eligible non-profit and charitable organizations to receive a provincial grant based on total annual cash donations from individual Albertans that had been received over a 12 month period. The goal of the program was to increase individual giving to help support charitable organizations in Alberta.
The Royal Canadian Legion is a not-for-profit service organization dedicated to serving veterans and their dependants, promoting remembrance and acting in the service of Canada and its communities. Donations from fundraising are used for purposes such as assisting veterans and their dependants in the local community, support for youth and senior citizen programs and care and comfort for the disabled, sick and aged in the community.
Members of the Ladies’ Auxiliary use the kitchen for catering to various functions in the branch including birthdays, weddings, and funerals, meetings and special events.