A big milestone was celebrated over the weekend.
 
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #27 Fort Saskatchewan marked 90 years of service, while the Ladies Auxiliary notched 70.
 
"I'm very proud. Very proud of the Legion, very proud of my Ladies Auxiliary. Very proud to see the work, I know they're a great bunch and a hard working bunch," said Margaret Koenig, the Ladies Auxiliary district commander for the area.
 
Multiple awards were given throughout the evening, including 40-year pins to Ladies Auxiliary members Glenda Bilodeau and Betty Newman-Jones.
 
"That's a milestone. I like serving the community and giving back to the community that has supported us," said Bilodeau.
 
Newman-Jones has enjoyed the camaraderie.
 
"Meeting the people, helping the people and being able to help as a group."
 
Free of charge, the Legion and Ladies Auxiliary provide representation, advocacy, and financial assistance to both serving and retired Veterans (membership not required). 
 
Legion notable awards:
5-year pin: Ronald Pollard
10-yar pin: Leroy Dorr
20-year pin: Jack Twells
45-year pins: Edward Drolet, Walter Melnyk, Ronald Tannahill and George Walton
 
Ladies Auxiliary notable awards:
10-year pins: Pat Purves, Mary Coombs, Shirley Muir, Rosan Bloski, Ester Burlingette and Constance Burlingette
15-year pins: Doris Tannihill, Marie Coubrough and Sherilyn Danis
20-year pins: Vivian Banack and Carol Smith
30-year pin: Peggy O'Howe
40-year pin: Glenda Bilodeau, Betty Newman-Jones and Judi Chowloski
50-year pin: Mary Ann Luchak
70-year pin: Alice Thomas
 
Legion145-year pin recipients from the Legion.

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