As people celebrate St. Patrick's Day this weekend (including at the Legion Hall), Wawa's Legion is reminding fundraising efforts are continuing in hopes to make the Legion Hall more accessible.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 429 has put out the call for help raising $100,000 needed to build a wheelchair-accessible lift that would help with access to both levels of the building.
Mary Ann Pearson of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 429 notes the Legion has been in Wawa since 1946, with the hall "a very integral part of our community".
As part of efforts to raise funds, a silent auction has been launched for a signed Johnny Bower Toronto Maple Leafs hockey - the sealed bid box is located at the Legion Hall, though bidding closes Sunday, April 14th, at the Men's Curling Bonspiel.
Other donations to the Lift for the Legion campaign can be made via e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing or delivering them in person to the Municipality of Wawa.