Winning Bid Chosen For Successful Lift For The Legion Silent Auction

Wawa's Royal Canadian Legion Branch 429 is congratulating a local resident after wrapping up a silent auction supporting accessibility efforts at the Legion.

Craig Spooner's bid has roped him a major piece of Toronto Maple Leafs memorabilia: a signed Johnny Bower jersey, which he claimed on Sunday - organizers of the auction aren't disclosing the size of the bid.

The funds will go toward the "Lift For the Legion" Fund, and Mary Ann Pearson says support of the campaign to build a wheelchair-accessible lift at the Legion Hall has been great.

The Legion reached its fundraising goal for the project with an anonymous donation for $100,000 last month, though Pearson says donations are still being accepted, emphasizing there's always some work that could be done on the building to make it more accessible, and any additional funds raised will go into the Building Fund.

No exact timeline has been set for the installation of the lift, though a $100,000 federal grant for the project will expire in February 2020, so Pearson hopes to be done far before then.