Comox, Quadra Island and upper-Vancouver Island legions receive federal funding

Other upper-Island legions that received funding include Sayward ($,6000) Port McNeill ($6,834), Gold River ($11,248 ), Port Alice (11,919), Port Hardy (10,000) and Comox ($10,000).

The funding is part of the $20 million Veterans Organizations Emergency Support Fund announced by the federal government in November as part of its COVID-19 economic response plan.

The Royal Canadian Legion received $14 million out of this to distribute to branches across the country. In addition the funding also provides financial support to ANAVETS, True Patriot Love, VETS Canada, and an additional 38 organizations.

“The Legion’s branches are some of our most important partners in supporting our Veterans, and in making sure that Canadians remember the sacrifices they’ve made. I’m proud that the Government of Canada is able to provide them with the funding they need to make it through the pandemic as we continue to work together on behalf of our Veterans and their families, ” said Veteran Affairs minister Lawrence MacAulay in a statement announcing the funding.
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