Oyama Legion holding open house Saturday as part of Legion Week

Branch 89 of the Royal Canadian Legion welcoming one and all this Saturday

Among the many things the Oyama Legion supports are local students. Pictured are Legion VP Kees Boersma (left) and Sergeant at Arms Lorne Pittman along with students who have won bursaries.

Among the many things the Oyama Legion supports are local students. Pictured are Legion VP Kees Boersma (left) and Sergeant at Arms Lorne Pittman along with students who have won bursaries.

The Oyama branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is hosing an open house this Saturday to celebrate Royal Canadian Legion Week.

The federal government has declared June 20 to 26 as Royal Canadian Legion week and the Oyama branch is opening its doors to the public. The open house is an open invitation to everyone including families to come and enjoy a lunch, hamburger, chilli or hot dog and see what the Legion is all about.

The Legion will open at 11 a.m. on Saturday and a meat draw will be held at 2 p.m.  Music and games will take place after 4 p.m.

“Most of the public are not aware that the membership of the Legion is open to every Canadian regardless of any military connection,” said spokesperson Jack Williamson. “The pursuit of the Legion remains primarily to support veterans but is not limited to that. The Oyama Legion managed to support four Cadet groups, scouts, the food bank as well as numerous other community needs. We also awarded four bursaries to students entering college in the Okanagan.”

For more information please contact the Legion at 250-548-3521 or e-mail rcl189oyama@gmail.com.