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Lumsden’s Royal Canadian Legion building receives assistance from province [Video]

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Lumsden, Sask. –

The Royal Canadian Legion building in Lumsden was built during WWII. Thanks to a provincial government program, it’s now far more accessible than ever.

The Saskatchewan Veteran Service Club Support Program was created five years ago to assist legion branches, as well as Army, Navy, and Airforce Veterans’ (Anavet) units across the province.

Money from the program can be used to maintain and repair their buildings, as well as purchase furnishings and flooring.

As membership in the legion has declined, their building in Lumsden has been opened to many community groups, with the town library occupying the main floor.

The Legion received $24,000 from the provincial program to install a lift in the stairwell.

“We are an aging organization, and our facilities, our infrastructure is ageing too. And it (this grant) is a lifeline, it is extremely important, and extremely appreciated,” said Carol Pedersen, Sask. command president of the Royal …

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