As the province reopens, community events gradually return. One of the first to do so was the Barry’s Bay Legion Branch 406 monthly all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. Under the guidance of the Renfrew County and District Health Unit, the Legion held its first breakfast since last winter on Sunday August 16, with the next one scheduled for Sunday September 20. Above: The Zasowski, Ostapowicz and Lepine families at the Legion breakfast.
Differences were visible: guests provided contact information upon arrival and were asked to wear masks and practise physical distancing. Masked Legion volunteers circulated to sanitize surfaces. But there was no difference in the great tasting food for the “Most Important Meal of the Day” thanks to the work of many behind-the-scenes volunteers.
Branch 406 reopened its Patio and Club Room earlier this summer and cooked up a family-friendly Canada Day Barbecue. A free barbecue lunch is planned during Labour Day Weekend. While indoor activities such as card games remain pending, the Branch is delighted that the newly-formed Barry’s Bay Horseshoe League regularly uses the Legion pits, both for weekly practices and for tournaments. The next tournament will take place on September 12.
Branch 406 President Heather Poliquin points out that membership in the Legion is open to all, and they appreciate your support in this difficult year especially.