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The Kindersley Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion were pleased to announce that they received financial assistance from the federal government to help cope with pandemic challenges. The branch applied for and received funding in the amount of $12000.

President Roger Strutt met with Jeremy Patzer, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills—Grasslands at the Kindersley Legion Hall on Friday morning, to announce the funding and discuss the path forward amidst COVD-19.

“I am grateful for this federal support to this local legion,” said MP Patzer. “I know it will go a long way in ensuring the doors stay open and that the Kindersley branch can continue to serve our veterans and our community.

MP Patzer thanked Roger Strutt and the rest of the branch members for the incredible work they do in our community. “Their service is invaluable, and I’m thankful for this funding which will allow them to continue to serve the Kindersley community and beyond.”

“This aid will help us keep our branch open so that we will be able to resume normal operations when the pandemic is over,” said Roger Strutt, Branch President. “Thank you to the Government for supporting our Legion so that we may continue to work for our veterans and our community.”

On November 10th of last year, the federal government announced a $20 million aid package to help Veteran Organizations get through the pandemic. The Legion received $14 million of that amount, which was distributed to various branches across Canada.

The funds are intended to cover a range of operational items such as insurance, utilities, rent or mortgage, property tax, administration costs and wages, among other needs.

Founded in 1925, the Legion is Canada’s largest Veteran support and community service organization. We are a non-profit organization with a national reach across Canada as well as branches in the U.S., Europe and Mexico. With close to 260,000 members, many of whom volunteer an extraordinary amount of time to their branches, our strength is in our numbers.

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