Community Gives Legion Overwhelming Support
Malahat Legion President, Isabelle Hammer, waves to volunteers who helped load 27 canvas bins of recycled bottes and cans donated by the community. Donated recycling material was in response to a bottle drive at the legion Saturday January 9th, 2021. The community also dropped of pet food in support of Broken Promises Pet Rescue .
Legion is Grateful for Help
Legions across Canada are struggling to meet unavoidable bills during the pandemic. Several have closed permanently.
Revenue from bar and kitchen sales help meet our essential bills such as Hydro, insurance, property taxes and utilities. Money generated from meat draws and 50:50 draws are closely monitored by Lotto BC and must be given back to approved societies. They cannot be used by the legion.
Normally open 5 days a week, the Malahat legion in 2020 and so far this year has been closed more often than open. Recycled bottles and cans donate by Shawnigan Lake and Mill Bay community have helped immensely to keep the legion from folding.
Masked Volunteers Help Unload Vehicles to Promote Contactless Drive
Well Organized Bottle Drive Makes Life Easy
Our bottle depot truck driver arrived the next day to load them into their truck to delivered to the sorting facility. Having the canvas bins stored two high on wood pallet allows the driver to use a motorized dolly to move them two at a time where they are lifted into the truck bed using a powered lift tailgate and stored securely.