New youth auxiliary for Legion in Agassiz

Open house offers chance to learn more about local organization

The Legion has started a new youth auxiliary, and there is a chance to learn more about it next week.

On Thursday, Nov. 8, ACE in Agassiz will be hosting an event called Remembrance Day to Remember. The open house and presentation was created in partnership with the Agassiz Legion.

The event opens at 11 a.m. at the Agassiz Legion, and the presentation will begin at noon.

Sandy Balascak, administrator at ACE, will speak about the new youth auxiliary at the Legion and the importance of young people’s involvement in keeping the memory and support alive for our veterans.

Master Corporal Mark Midan will present on his experiences as a member of the Forces who has spent time in Afghanistan, and Al Ptak will talk about his experience in the Second World War, both in Germany and Canada and what is contained in his newly-released book.

Jim Johnson will also speak about the Agassiz Legion.

Tables will be set up with related memorabilia and artifacts that people can look at and ask questions of the owners. Anyone who has memorabilia that they would like to share with the public is invited to book a table, by emailing ace@sd78.bc.ca. There is no charge for tables, but reservations are required.

The presentation will be followed by a lunch served by ACE students, and there will be a chance to speak with the presenters as well.

Tickets are required for entrance, but they are free. They will be available at the Legion, the Agassiz Library and ACE.

Donations will be accepted to cover costs and any proceeds will be donated to the Legion’s new youth auxiliary.

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