Legion Week begins tomorrow across the province.
The week is meant to showcase the charitable and volunteer efforts of the Legions in B.C. and the Yukon. The local branch will host a family barbecue with train rides at the Railway and Forestry Museum on Sunday.
“The more interest we can generate in the younger generation, when it comes to November 11, they have a little bit more interest and understand what we’re about,” says John Scott of Branch #43 in Prince George.
Other celebrations are planned elsewhere in the province throughout the week, with Legion Week ending on June 29.
“Legion Week is a way for British Columbians to thank veterans and serving military members for their contribution to protecting Canadian freedoms. It’s also a way to honour the work legions do all year round to make our communities safe and healthy places for families,” says Deputy Premier and military liaison Rich Coleman in a news release.
Legion Week is the result of an official proclamation from the Government of British Columbia.