Clearwater Mayor Merlin Blackwell received the first poppy by Clearwater Legion 259 president Charlotte Cederholm marking the launch of the Royal Canadian Legion's National Poppy Campaign. (Stephanie Hagenaars photo)

Remembrance Day ceremony to be live streamed

The Clearwater Legion is open for business, starting November, 2020.

This years’ Remembrance Day, however, is not a public event and the Legion is encouring the public and members not to attend. Instead, the Remembrance Day ceremony will be streamed live by the District of Clearwater on their website on Nov. 11.

In addition, the Legion will not be holding a spaghetti luncheon this year.

The Legion’s first dinner will be on Saturday, Nov. 21., with the doors open at 5 p.m. Everyone is required to make a reservation by visiting Mystic Dreams to book and pay for a table. There is a maximum of 40 seats available and the deadline is Nov. 14. For more information about the dinner, please contact Charlotte at 250-676-9591.

Anyone who would like to volunteer at the poppy table, please contact Calvin at 250-674-7399. The table will be set up at Buy-Low Foods from Oct. 30 to Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Due to COVID-19 health and safety, crib is not being considered, because of the issues involved with the handling of playing cards. Furthermore, the Legion will not be hosting a seniors Christmas dinner this year and the first responders dinner is postponed to a later date.

Starting dates for darts and the meat draws are still being discussed. The Legion must have volunteers in place and must serve food for the bar to be opened. This will involve extra volunteers and someone with a Food Safe certificate.

The Legion would also like to remind members to renew your membership for 2021, or for those who would like to join the Clearwater Legion 259, and there are three ways to renew: online at www.legion.ca and pay with a credit card; send a cheque by mail; or pay in person on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., one-time only for this year.

For in-person payments, please practice safe distancing and wait in your vehicle until it is your turn. It is also requested that a mask is worn and to use your own pen when writing cheques, and cash and cheques will be accepted in a plastic zip baggie.

Contact Carol Radcliff, membership chair, at 250-674-2195, for more information.