Legion reopening newly renovated lounge this Friday

After six long weeks of being closed, the Fort St. John Royal Canadian Legion will be re-opening its lounge on Friday.

The Lounge was closed due to flooding in March. It has been under renovations since, and spokesperson Dan Davies says he is excited for the reopening.

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The event kicks off on Friday afternoon with its Meat Draw from 5:00 until 7:00 pm. Afterwards, a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place, and cake will be served at 7 pm.

Davies says there will be snacks, door prizes and fun throughout the evening. He says the lounge looks completely different.

A new floor has been put in, and the bar is in a new location. Davies says the best part of the renovation is that the lounge is fully accessible.

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On Saturday, there will be a steak supper at 6:00 pm and a D-Day anniversary dance at 9pm. The Band, Highway 49 will provide the music.

Dance tickets are ten dollars each for members and 15 dollars for non members. Davies says anyone wishing to buy a membership can do so.

He says the membership costs 40 dollars per year, and gets members discounts on many of the legion’s functions.

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