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More funding for Saskatchewan veterans service clubs

Saskatchewan is announcing the latest funding for veterans service clubs.

In the 2022-23 offering of the funding, $109,295 has been provided to Royal Canadian Legion branches in Lloydminster and surrounding communities, including Frenchman Butte, Maidstone and Marshall from the Saskatchewan Veterans Service Club Support Program, according to officials.

The funds went to renovation projects including repairs to roofs and basement walls, lighting and electrical work, furnace replacements, flooring and replacement of aging appliances like a fridge or freezer.

Some $487,000 was awarded in the second intake period this year, which closed on Aug. 31.

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“This program serves to strengthen the long-term sustainability of service clubs, including Legion branches and Army Navy and Air Force Veterans (ANAVETS) units based in Saskatchewan,” says Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Laura Ross.

The program is administered by the Royal Canadian Legion, Saskatchewan Command, who also sits on the adjudication committee with the Saskatchewan Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans (ANAVETS).

Overall, $1.4 million has been approved in 2022-23 for 82 applications, according to government officials.

More information and application criteria can be obtained for calling Saskatchewan Command at 306-525-8739 or email: [email protected].

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