Justice Society, Legion receive funding from Province

MLA Pat Pimm presented a $20,000 cheque on behalf of the Province of British Columbia Friday night to the Fort St. John Legion. Receiving the cheque were legion members Tracy Radcliffe, Gary Bath, Mike King and Dan Davies. Photo courtesy of Dan Davies.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Through funding from the Provincial government, the local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion and the North Peace Justice Society have received $20,000 and $5,000, respectively.

After the North Peace Justice Society was denied a gaming grant earlier this year due to an application that reportedly had errors. Dan Davies, the chair of the Society, said he went to local MLA Pat Pimm to asked if he could help.

Pimm told Davies to write a detailed proposal, and that he could take it with him to the B.C. Legislature in Victoria. In the end, the Society ended up with $5,000 more in funding.

MLA Pat Pimm contributed $5000 on behalf of the province of British Columbia to the North Peace Justice Society. Chair Dan Davies was present, with Executive Director Candace Peever. Photo courtesy of Dan Davies.
MLA Pat Pimm contributed $5000 on behalf of the province of British Columbia to the North Peace Justice Society. Chair Dan Davies was present, with Executive Director Candace Peever. Photo courtesy of Dan Davies.

During a meeting with the Royal Canadian Legion, the issue of their leaking roof was brought up — which capital funds are needed for. Thus, another letter was written, appealing for funding — which resulted in another grant of $20,000 for the Legion.

Davies, very involved with the Legion as a past Vice-President, said the estimated cost to repair the ceiling is $80,000, altogether.

“At the end of the day, we got accepted on both of them,” he said.

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