Thank you to those businesses, members and citizens who contributed to the "Raise the Roof for General Stewart" campaign. Your contributions made it possible to achieve funding for the roof through a grant offered through the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) sponsored by the Alberta government. This is a matching grant, meaning we need to have half the total money requested , which we do, partly thanks to you. However more money is needed to offset the branch contribution to the grant so if you haven't donated yet, please consider doing so. The new roof looks great!!
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, DISTRICT 6 FALL RALLY WILL BE HELD AT THE GENERAL STEWART BR No.4 ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH BEGINNING AT 12 NOON. LEGION AND LADIES AUXILIARY MEMBERS FROM ALL BRANCHES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND. BRING YOUR COMMENTS AND CONCERNS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.PLEASE WEAR YOUR UNIFORM IF YOU HAVE ONE.
ALL LEGION SPORT PARTICIPANTS MAY ACCESS INFORMATION CONCERNING SPORTS FORMS, POLICIES, ETC BY CLICKING ON THE "SPORTS "TAB ABOVE.
Have you entered into our polling question, yet? You will see it right under the calender.The Galt Museum has many interesting military artifacts that can now be seen on-line, some of which were donated by the General Stewart branch. To view these artifacts or anything else on the Galt website, click on the "Links" tab to find a link to the Galt Museum, then click on "Collections" and then click Search Collections online and follow the links. Click view the military artifacts to see over 800 items and counting!BRANCH INFORMATION UPDATEFRIDAY JUNE 13/14:
BRANCH CLOSED DUE TO EXCESSIVE RAIN AND LEAKS COMING THROUGH THE ROOF. VOLUNTEERS CALLED IN THE HELP CONTAIN FLOODING AND MOVE FURNITURE INTO GARAGE.SATURDAY, JUNE 14/14:
STILL RAINING. ON-SIDE RESTORATION HIRED TO CONTAIN WATER AND PROTECT BRANCH FROM FURTHER DAMAGE. MOVING OF FURNITURE,ETC. CONTINUES.MONDAY, JUNE 16/14:
STILL RAINING. INSURANCE BROKER ARRIVES AT BRANCH TO LOOK AT DAMAGE.CEILING TILES REMOVED FROM CANTEEN SO THAT THEY ARE NOT DAMAGED. ORIGINAL CEILING TILE IS THOUGHT TO HAVE ASBESTOS SO SAMPLE IS TAKEN FOR ANALYSIS.TUESDAY, JUNE 17/14
: RAIN CONTINUES. CEILING TILES ARE REMOVED BY VOLUNTEERS IN MEMORIAL HALL AND STORED. ROOFING CONTRACTOR COMES TO BRANCH TO SEE DAMAGE FIRST HAND. HE INDICATED THAT THEY ARE READY TO GO AS SOON AS RAIN STOPS. NEWS COMES LATER IN THE DAY THAT 2 OF THE 3 INSURANCE COMPANIES THAT HOLD OUR INSURANCE HAVE APPROVED COVERAGE. STILL WAITING FOR THIRD INSURANCE COMPANY.WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18/14
: LEGION OFFICE IS MOVED INTO LEGION CREDIT UNION BECAUSE CEILING IS LEAKING.ON-SITE CONTINUES TO MONITOR AND CONTROL LEAKING WATER.THURSDAY,JUNE 19/14:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS, LADIES AUXILIARY AND POPPY CHAIR HOLD MEETING TO INFORM AND PLAN STRATEGY FOR COMING MONTHS. NEWS RELEASE IS PREPARED FOR THE MEDIA. MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW AS IT COMES AVAILABLE.FRIDAY,JUNE 20/14
: RAIN HAS STOPPED BUT WATER CONTINUES TO LEAK INTO BRANCH. THE SAMPLE OF CEILING TILE THAT WAS ANALYISED HAS COME BACK AS CONTAINING ASBESTOS. THE ASBESTOS WAS FOUND IN THE CANTEEN AND MAIN OFFICE AREAS. AS LONG AS THE ASBESTOS IS NOT DISTURBED, IT SHOULDN'T POSE A RISK. MASKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE THEM.CONTAINERS WERE DELIVERED TO THE BRANCH TO BE FILLED WITH FURNITURE,ETC FROM THE BRANCH. IT WAS INDICATED THAT THE ROOFING CONTRACTORS WILL BE ON-SITE SUNDAY TO BEGIN THE ROOF REPLACEMENT. LET'S PRAY THAT THERE WILL BE NO MORE RAIN FOR AWHILE!!JUNE 30/14:
THE ROOF IS IN THE FINAL STAGES OF REPLACEMENT. IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THE CONTRACTOR SHOULD BE COMPLETE BY WEDNESDAY, WEATHER PERMITTING. THE CANTEEN IS QUARANTINED OFF BECAUSE OF THE ASBESTOS FOUND IT THE CEILING TILES. WORKERS ARE REMOVING THESE TILES AND SOON RENOVATIONS WILL BE STARTING ON THE MEMORIAL HALL AND LEASED SPACE THAT RECEIVED SLIGHT DAMAGE. IT IS PREDICTED THAT OUR BRANCH WILL BE OPEN IN THE MEMORIAL HALL NO LATER THAT THE END OF JULY. LET'S KEEP OUR FINGERS CROSSED!July 5/14:
THE ROOF IS NOW COMPLETELY RECOVERED. THANK YOU TO SUPERIOR SPRAY FOAM . WE WILL BE REPLACING THE CEILING TILES IN THE MEMORIAL HALL BEGINNING ON MONDAY, JULY 7TH AT 9:00 AM. IF ANY OF OUR MEMBERS WOULD LIKE TO COME AND HELP, IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. WATCH FOR THE BRANCH TO BE OPEN BY FRIDAY, JULY 11 IN THE MEMORIAL HALL. INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED LATER IN THE WEEK.July 14,2014: Welcome back Legion members, Linda, Teri and Pat (Malcolm never left). Our branch is now open in the Memorial Hall from 1:00 P.M. to 9:00 PM Tuesday to Saturday. The weekly 50/50, meat draw and Joker's Wild is returning, beginning this weekend. The branch is not totally like it use to be yet, but we are getting there each and every day. See you at the branch!