Volunteers prepare sandwiches and sweets for guests at Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Spring Tea.

Good turnout for Legion Ladies Auxiliary Tea

Roayal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch 170 hosts successful Tea.

Betsy Kline

Castlegar News

The Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Branch 170, Castlegar Robson held their annual spring tea and bake sale Saturday. There was an excellent turn out and the baked goods disappeared quickly.

The proceeds from the event go towards supporting veterans and the Castlegar branch of the Legion.

At the door selling tickets was Kay Bate. The 92-year-old has been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for 67 years and holds the record for longest service in the West Kootenay. The group has a huge appreciation for its long time members.

Secretary Judy Brown explained: “We do have a lot of respect for our old guard. We have half of a dozen in their late 80s and early 90s.”

Along with the opportunity to purchase baked goods, puzzles and books each visitor was served coffee or tea and a lovely plate of sandwiches and goodies. Raffle tickets for a $150 grocery gift certificate were also available.

The Ladies Auxiliary is active with monthly meetings and looks for opportunities for service. They sponsor a bursary for a Stanley Humphries student each year as well as support hospice and other community causes.

Among the 15 volunteers working the tea was Rachel TeBulte. The 2013 Miss Castlegar Princess was sponsored by the legion and has helped at the teas ever since. TeBulte is now running for the title of British Columbia Ambassador.

The Ladies Auxiliary will host their next tea Dec. 5.

 

Just Posted

UPDATE: Body found in burnt-out car near Genelle

Police report a body was found in the burnt out trunk of a 1999 Honda Civic

New Glade ferry enters testing phase

The Glade II will be able to carry heavier loads and will emit less greenhouse gases.

Kootenay Boundary remains in unusually dangerous avalanche period

Avalanche Canada says it expects snowpack conditions to get better soon

Nominate your neighbourhood snow buster

The City of Castlegar will be giving away $250 to someone who regularly shovels their neighbours out

More snow expected over Friday night in Castlegar

Castlegar’s weather forecast calls for more snow Friday night, cold temperatures and sun on Sunday.

Solitary-confinement veto a chance to address mental health: advocate

B.C. Supreme Court made the landmark ruling Wednesday

Winter storm coming to B.C. this weekend

The bets are on as to how much snow the province will actually get in the coming days

B.C. civil rights group files complaint about RCMP arrest of man who later died

Dale Culver, a 35-year-old Indigenous man was arrested in Prince George last July

Lawyer says former B.C. government aide ‘barely guilty’ in ethnic vote scandal

Brian Bonney pleaded guilty to a breach of trust charge

Quite a few tears as homemade quilts distributed to residents of Ashcroft Reserve, Boston Flats affected by last summer’s fire

Quilters in B.C. and Alberta worked through the summer and fall to create more than 100 quilts.

Island Health: No need for alarm in wake of Victoria needle-prick incidents

Three incidents in a week prompts meeting between health authority, city service providers

B.C. coast loggers celebrate history, hope for improvement

Truck Loggers Association awaits B.C. NDP government’s new direction

New Denver losing 24/7 emergency care

Doctor shortage prompts change to local emergency room hours

Global Affairs aware of report of two Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria

The foreigners were heading south from Kafanchan to Abuja when they were ambushed around Kagarko

Most Read