Legion steps up for community
EMC news - The Nepean Museum, and the Ottawa Heart Institute were just a couple of the recipients of a windfall on March 19 thanks to the Bells Corners Legion's poppy fund.
The Nepean Museum was given $300, Joan Kenny, president of the museum's board of directors, was on hand to accept the cheque.
"We really appreciate the support the legion has given us," she said, adding that she hopes the museum and the legion can work together on more projects like the Remembrance Day exhibit.
The Old Forge Community Centre was given $5,000, Mary Houston said that the money would be used to create recreational programming for seniors in the west end.
The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre was given $5,000, which executive director Cathy Jordan said would be used to help support seniors living at home.
The Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation was given a gift of $10,000. Judith Scott from the foundation, said it would be used to purchase a fibre optic cycstoscope.
For the hospital and heart institute, the legion asks for a list of equipments and picks something to pay for.
The Heart Institute received $10,200. Poppy fund chair Shawn Tallion said the total raised this year was $80,965.
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