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$9,000 raised for Legion

Fundraiser smashes expectations, supports Legion during pandemic
Fort St. John Legion member Mike King with Lynette Cordonier and the staff at The Canadian Grind, Nov. 19, 2021.

Fort St. John residents ate up more than 3,300 poppy-themed donuts and raised $9,000 for the Legion this Remembrance Day.

Lynette Cordonier along with her staff and team of volunteers at The Canadian Grind made and served 280 dozen donuts for the second year of this fundraiser, smashing past expectations and raising critical funds for the Legion during the pandemic.

“It was a really successful fundraiser and we’ll be back next year,” Cordonier said. “Fort St. John just came to the plate and really made this whole thing successful so it was awesome.”

Legion member Mike King accepted the donation Friday, and said residents also turned up to make this year’s Remembrance Day service a success too.

“The Legion is in a serious situation but no more than anywhere else. Everybody has had to accept less because of the situation we were put in. It’s great to get this kind of donation for the Legion, it really needs it,” said King. “We accept we have to do our bit as they said during the war years. Doing our bit is getting by with less but this is tremendous to get this kind of a donation under this situation that we’re all living under.”

The Legion is open for business and back to hosting meat draws as well as karaoke and dinner nights. COVID-19 protocols are in place, including proof of vaccination.

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