Canada Day celebrations at the Lacombe Legion

'Experience Lacombe Basket' valued at more than $1,400 to be given away

  • Jun. 16, 2016 7:00 p.m.

RAISING MONEY - Pictured here is the ‘Experience Lacombe Basket’ that will be raffled by the Lacombe Legion on Canada Day. The basket is valued at more than $1


Lacombe Express

The Lacombe Legion is gearing up for Canada Day celebrations and invites the community to participate in the events as well.

On July 1st beginning at 11:30 a.m. there will be a Colour Guard March from the Lacombe Memorial Centre to the Lacombe Legion. A flag raising ceremony will take place at the Legion at noon followed by a community barbecue which will run until 3 p.m. Bison burgers or hot dogs, chips and pop will be sold for $5 with proceeds going towards the Legion.

Justin Cass, one of the organizers of the event, which has been held for the last four years, said he encourages the community to come and join in the festivities.

“It’s a great time for the community to get together and helps incorporate the Legion. We are not just a closed club anymore, we try to do events and get the public involved,” he said. “We want to celebrate Canada and where we have come as a country.”

As part of the event, the Lacombe Legion is raffling off an ‘Experience Lacombe Basket’ that is valued $1,400. Items included in the basket are gift certificates and gift cards from various businesses including a $300 detail package from Lacombe Ford, a $100 gift card from Suds in the Bucket, $100 from Sobeys, as well as many more.

Raffle tickets are $5 each and only 600 tickets are printed. Tickets can be purchased at Eastside Eateries and M&M Meat Shop. The draw will be made on Canada Day.

The money raised from the ‘Experience Lacombe Basket’ will be donated back to the community via Lacombe Legion programs including breakfast and lunch programs, arts and music programs and other local charities and other community organizations.

“Anyone that sends the Legion a funding request, this helps us do more,” said Cass.

In addition, Cass said organizers will soon begin to plan for next year’s celebrations as Canada turns 150 years old.


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