The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 242, launched Legion Week (June 24 – 30) within Barriere with a free community barbecue held at the Bandshell on Sunday, June 24.
From noon to 4 p.m. it was reported some 800 hamburgers and hot dogs were cooked up by Legion volunteers for the public, and a four foot square cake was also completely gone in record time.
The afternoon featured face painting, a bouncy castle, music, and a Legion information/membership booth for folks who wanted to learn more about the group.
The Barriere Legion can be found at 4673 Shaver Road, and the telephone number is 250-672-5913. You can also get more information about the Legion and local Branch from president Al Fortin at 250-672- 2150.