In April, Legion members Darlene Kostiuk, Elaine Potter, Jason Malott and Marina Ashley helped move from the old location on Martin Street. There is a grand reopening party this Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. which is open to the public. (Robin Grant-Western News)

Penticton Legion’s grand reopening bash happens Saturday

Ribbon cutting ceremony kicks off at 11:30 a.m. followed by cake

While it opened the doors to its new location to members Aug. 1, the Penticton Legion is now inviting the entire community to its official grand reopening this Saturday.

Legion president Bob Sudbury said the day-long bash aims to let people know that it is open for business after moving in the spring.

“We are supporting all the Penticton charities that we’ve done over the past 90 years, and we are here for our veterans and their families for any assistance that they need,” Sudbury said.

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The event on Aug. 17 starts at 11:30 a.m. with the opening ceremonies, which includes ribbon cutting with special guest Mayor John Vassilaki. There will also be cake.

Meat lovers will get a kick out of the meat draw taking place from 2 to 4 p.m. There will also be a barbecue with hamburgers and hot dogs followed by Entertainment by Candi.

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So far, the new location at the old Army Navy & Air Force Veterans (ANAVETS) Club at 257 Brunswick St. has been a hit with members, Sudbury said.

“We’ve had very good reviews from everybody who has come in,” he said, adding that membership to the Legion has grown in recent months.

The Penticton branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch No. 4) moved from its former location on Martin Street to the ANAVETS Club in April where the lease and utilities are considerably less.

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