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Notes from the Ladies Auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary calendar commitments vary little from year to year. The success of our catering events determines what funding we can donate to the various charities which the membership likes to support. Most funds are now given to the Branch to help offset operational costs.

In February we held the Valentine’s tea. Thanks to the generous prize donations from local vendors, and a huge attendance at the door, we were able to earn enough for the two $1000 KSS bursaries we will give later this year.

LA Photos

Our pie sale in March was also a great success. Sixty six pies were donated by LA members, their spouses and Branch members. We earned enough to cover the cost of one LA member to attend the Joint Legion Convention to be held in Penticton June 5 – 8, 2011.

We continue to cater at the Giant Meat Draws which are held six times per year, as well as other Branch functions such as Quadrathon in January, Joint Installation of Officers in February, Silent Auction June 18th, Honours and Awards presentations September 25th and Remembrance Day service November 11th. At the latter event, the ladies are kept busy replenishing the sandwich and sweets trays for the capacity crowd that comes to pay their respects to our veterans.

On Canada Day, July 1st, we will be serving Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Fries at the Family Day celebration, and will again at the Lawn Mower Races on August 21st.

The Salmon BBQ will be held on August 1st. This is a popular event and the food is delicious!

We will have our booth at the Fall Fair on September 3rd serving up delicious pies “by the slice”. This was hugely successful last fall. Watch for the Fall Fair advertisements and come out for some old fashioned fun.

Food hampers were organized and assembled as a cooperative effort this past Christmas with the Bowser Food Bank/Kiwanis Community Cupboard. Deep Bay Volunteer Fire Department members canvassed door to door collecting cash and non-perishable items for the hampers and the LA provided cash certificates to local stores. This December 12th – 14th the food hampers will be once again assembled and delivered by the Ladies Auxiliary from the Legion hall.

Branch #211 Ladies Auxiliary contributes to 20 organizations in the community as well as helping our Branch. We thank our community and our Branch for their support!

The Ladies Auxiliary is looking for new members. Men are eligible to join the Ladies Auxiliary! After Convention in June, we expect (hope) that our name will become the Legion Auxiliary (LA).