On Jan. 7, the Legion’s past president and the Royal Canadian Air Cadet liaison Bob Brommeland presented a cheque for $3,000 to help support the Castlegar Air Cadets. Photo submitted

Castlegar poppy campaign tops $16,000

Money will support local Air Cadets

The Royal Canadian Legion 170 of Castlegar/Robson is thanking the Castlegar area for helping them have a successful Poppy Campaign in 2019.

The campaign generated over $16,000 through local volunteering efforts, setting a record for the local Legion.

“2019 was also a great year for supporting our community,” said RCL170 representative Dean Burdeyny.

“We donated over $13,000 to various charities and organizations in our local area such as the food bank, Operation Track-shoe program, Robson Kids lunch program and Books for Kids.”

Last week the local Legion also donated $3,000 to help support Castlegar’s Air Cadets.

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