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The Coleman Royal Canadian Legion Branch #9, Alberta’s oldest Legion, will be celebrating its 85th anniversary this October, and staff and volunteers are already hard at work preparing for the milestone.
The event will be marked with a black tie banquet and dance on Friday, October 7th, followed by a family fun pig roast and karaoke afternoon the following day.
The banquet will feature catering by Country Encounters, entertainment by Calgary band Turn ‘Em Loose, guest speakers, and interviews with veterans.
The Legion Executive will also be presenting a 70 year pin to Tom Sudworth, the Coleman Legion’s longest member.
“We have a lot of plans for the big event,” said Secretary Debbie Greenwood.
Only 120 tickets are available for the event, and must be purchased in advance for a cost of $25.
Over the next three months, the Legion will be selling t-shirts, hooded sweaters, and raffle tickets in order to raise money to help fund the event, and to “spruce up” the Legion.
Shirts, which come in white, are available in all sizes for $24 each, and grey hoodies are available for $40 each.
These items can be purchased at the Legion, and will also be on sale at the Legion’s booth at Flumerfelt Park during the Doors Open Heritage Festival on July 30th.
Staff will also be selling tickets from now until October at $5 each for a chance to win a $1000 prize. The draw will take place the night of the banquet.
 

Greenwood noted that a lot of the money raised by the Legion goes back into the community.
“We’re not just a bar,” she said. “Our volunteers work hard for the betterment of the community.”
“We’re very fortunate in having a lot of good volunteers,” she said. “There are a lot of branches which are being forced to close because they don’t have the man power, and fortunately that’s not the case for us.”
She attributed much of the Legion’s success in recent years to that strong volunteer base, as well as dedicated staff who have been with them for many years, including server Lucille Fraser, who has put in 30 years of hard work.
Another factor, she said, is likely the openness and friendliness of the club.
“Anyone can join, you don’t have to be a veteran,” said Greenwood, “and you don’t have to be a member to come in and have a drink - we take everyone.”
“We’re very friendly and very open, and we’re proud of that.”
For more information, call the Legion at
403-563-3964, drop by the club, located at
7831 17th Avenue in Coleman, or visit
crowsnestpasslegions.ca/coleman.
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