ByRod L. Hodgson – President
Our Legion Branch #115 is now open. For this weekend and next week we will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. There is a new debit/credit card machine at the bar for payments though you still can pay by cash. Our first opening weekend went very smoothly with an increase in patrons each day. The maximum allowable number of patrons is just 20. However if you are from the same bubble (husband and wife, partner etc.) you will be able to sit beside each other so we can possibly seat 40 in the main lounge. Just ask the bartender for an extra chair. No tables or chairs already in place may be moved around.
On Thursday, October 1 we will open from 4 to 7 p.m. and still include Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays as well. This will last for a couple of weeks on a trial basis to see how things work out before we fully reopen sometime around Thanksgiving as the Curling season hopefully begins.
There was supposed to be a General Meeting and Election this month but they have been postponed until January at the request of Dominion & Provincial Commands. Your Executive will continue to have monthly meetings though.
The new Place Vimy park bench should be ready any day now. If all goes well I will send out a special note on when we will be dedicating it. I am hoping for Saturday, September 26 at 1 p.m. if the weather cooperates. You will be very impressed with its very unique design. Special thanks go out to Branch #115 member Jay Oland for organizing its design and fabrication.
Lest we forget…