Statement in the House of Commons

April 30, 2013

Mr. Speaker.

Recently I joined the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 96 Ladies Auxiliary as they celebrated their 85th anniversary in Brockville.

Established in 1928 it is one of the oldest Ladies Auxiliary groups in Ontario.

The non-profit volunteer organization supports veterans and the Legion.

They raise money through catering, luncheons, and a Christmas bazaar, among other activities.

In the past two years they have donated about $30,000 in money and equipment to the Brockville Legion.

At their 85th anniversary dinner they honored 11 members who have given more than 50 years’ service each.

Mr. Speaker on behalf of the veterans that they serve, I would like to recognize ladies Legion President Mary Ann Greenwood and the exceptional volunteers of the Branch 96 Ladies Auxiliary.