The Drumheller branch of the Royal Canadian Legion received a substantial donation from Western Financial.


Roxanne Clark of Western Financial presented the cheque totaling $5,000, which will go towards funding the Legion's chairlift, now fully operational.

"(This) is a great donation, it's our biggest one yet which actually completes our journey for our chairlift," beamed Legion President Burt Cote. "It includes our electrical work that had to be done and we're so proud of the community and everybody who came together."

The Legion had two chairlifts that needed to be repaired, one to get up into the club room and one to get down into the basement of the building for pancake breakfasts.

"The chair is so easy to run. It's great," smiled Cote.

He thanked the entire community for all the donations for the chairlift and singled out Al Price, specifically, for leading the fundraising effort to get the chairs fully operational. Cote is looking ahead to the summer with optimism and hopes to host a bean bag tournament in the future.

Drum FM has a video of Cote demonstrating the chairlift.

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