Cranbrook Hornets give back to community
In the spirit of community, the Cranbrook Hornets minor hockey team wanted to give back to the city that supports them throughout the season with some volunteer work.
The team selected the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 24 Cranbrook 2017 Poppy Campaign. The players went out to various business locations manning poppy donation boxes in their team sweaters.
Poppy Campaign Chair Clive Brown was very impressed with the offer of support for the Poppy Campaign and the enthusiastic effort put forward by the lads.
“They came out with a great spirit and enthusiasm. We do not have enough Legion members to staff all the locations. These young men were awesome and really made a difference! The campaign is a pivotal part of the work the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24 Cranbrook does to support veterans and their families in the community,” he said.
“The support of the community and the Hornets is invaluable. The Legion does so much to help Cranbrook veterans and their families and that could not be accomplished without the contributions and support we receive during the Poppy Campaign.”
The Royal Canadian Legion was founded by veterans and for veterans. We advocate for the care and benefits for all who served Canada, regardless of when or where they served. The Legion also provides representation and assistance to veterans, including currently serving Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP, and their families, and access to our services is available to them at no cost, whether or not they are Legion members. The Legion helps thousands of veterans each year and makes significant positive changes in their lives.
Above photo: The Cranbrook Hornets with their poppy boxes after a full day. Photo submitted