The Keremeos branch of the Royal Canadian Legion celebrated its 65th year in the community on Friday, February 25.
New President Bev Remizove was sworn in as part of the initial proceedings. Afterwards, several members received pins for various years of service, including:
50 Years – Charlie Finch
40 Years – Annie Bork
35 Years – William Davies, John Sladen
30 Years – Donna Haynes
25 Years – Frank Matthews, Dorothy McMurray
20 Years – John Kinch, Lynda Klassen, Alice Reid, Peter Remizove
10 Years – Ray Karr, Darlene Karr
Many other members of the legion, not present, also received membership years of service pins.
Mayor Walter Despot spoke to roughly 25 members gathered for the afternoon ceremonies.
“This branch supports the community in the fullest manor possible,” he told those assembled. “There is no other organization in town that works more for their community. On behalf of Keremeos, thank you very much, have a happy birthday, and many more.”
A dinner and dance followed the afternoon presentations.