Residents and visitors at Deni House recently received a generous gift from the Williams Lake Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 to enhance music performance and participation.
Debbie Gogolin from the activities department gathered several residents to the common room to accept a Peavey sound system from legion member and volunteer Bob Samchuk.
The new system includes speakers, a board and microphones, with the capacity to enhance a range of musical instruments and the human voice.
“We’ve been looking for funds to purchase this much-needed system; it’s important so that all our seniors can enjoy the music and the programs we have here,” explained Gogolin.
She adds that next on their wish list is a surround system for the TV.
“It makes it easier for them to participate in what’s going on in their world.”
She says they are very grateful to the legion for their generosity.
“They’ve been wonderful supporters – they also gave us our beautiful big TV which has been perfect for us,” she continued.
“We’re so glad to have this great system for our musical volunteers who come in here to share the gift of song with our residents.”
Samchuk said that this donation was a result of the legion’s poppy fund, adding that all funds raised are put back into community programs.
“Contributing to the lives of seniors just makes sense; we’re all going to be here someday,” he says.
“That’s what it’s all about and we’re glad to help.”