From Left to Right: Hector Nicolson – Sgt at Arms, Peter Salmon – President, Ron Rennie – Treasurer, Kathy Ensor – recipient, Diane Janes – 1st Vice President, Gerry Vowles – 2nd Vice President
On Sunday June 26th the Executive and members of Branch 179 were pleased to present Kathy Ensor with her Life Membership to the Royal Canadian Legion.
Retired after 30 years in increasingly senior roles with government, Kathy has long brought her talents to the Legion and is a member of Branch 179. Since 1992 she has held almost all executive positions at the Grandview branch, as well as Deputy and Zone Commander. She currently serves in the Vancouver/Burnaby Zone as Secretary, and as Treasurer for the Vancouver Poppy Fund managing a significant Poppy fund of over $400,000 annually and is going into her 15th year in this role. She is also the President of the Lower Mainland Colour Party.
Bob Rietveld, President of Unit #68 gives a speech on the Citadel Canine Society’s PTSD Dog program for veterans and first responders.
Bob Rietveld, President of Anavets Unit #68 and member of Legion Branch #291 gives a speech on the Citadel Canine Society’s PTSD Dog Program to members of Legion Branch 179. We are proud to say 179 Legion members stepped up to the plate and subsequently donated $5000.00 towards a Citadel canine dog for a BC based veteran or first responder.
The mission of Citadel Canine Society is two-fold: it strives to make the lives of our new veterans and first responders better, and it aims to reduce occupational stress that might have resulted from their service and Unit #68 is a proud supporter of this unique, yet vital program.