Leading up to Stampede weekend the Royal Canadian Legion in B.C./Yukon, including Branch 139 in Williams Lake, is celebrating Legion Week.
Second vice-president Bonnie O’Neill says the Williams Lake branch is lucky in that the whole community is already celebrating with Canada Day and Stampede which the local branch celebrates right along with the community.
The local legion will be putting a float in the Stampede Parade June 30 and hosting several in-house events at the legion hall on Barnard Street for members, guests, children and veterans during the weekend.
Throughout the entire week the public is invited to visit the legion and learn how the organization gives back to the community.
A Legion Week open house and free barbecue lunch for the community will be held for members, guests, and children after the Stampede Parade on June 30 from noon to 2 p.m.
On Canada Day, July 1, there will be a beef dip lunch at noon with veterans eating for free and music provided by Mark Allen. All others can enjoy the lunch for just $6.
June 28 to July 1 the Legion will also be offering pancake breakfasts, lunches and dinners at nominal prices for members, guests and children.
Breakfasts run from 7 to 10:30 a.m., lunches from noon to 2 p.m. and dinners from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday is all you can eat pasta night for $6. Friday and Saturday are steak nights for $13. Friday night there will be dancing to The Perfect Match.
Saturday there will be dancing to music by Mark Allen.