In 2019, the members of Branch 52 of the Royal Canadian Legion awarded 16 bursaries of $1000 each to eligible students to support their tuition.
Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association
President Bill Anderson accepted a $600 donation from Kamloops Legion for funding towards their ongoing programs, to upgrade equipment, and to increase availability and support.
Okanagan Military Tattoo
Derek Hall, Okanagan Military Tattoo director, accepted a $500 donation from Kamloops Legion to help support the ongoing work of the Tattoo to be held this year in Vernon on July 27 and July 28.
Kamloops Music Collective
Kaia Smoliak, representing the KMC accepted a $600 donation towards youth bursaries for the upcoming Kamloops Interior School of Music held each summer.
Walk for Alzheimer's - Donation
Recently the members of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 52 presented a donation to Jodi Hunt, volunteer co-chair, for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's held in Kamloops on May 5th. See pic below
Ava Boynton, a student at Marion Schilling Elem. School, contributed a poem for the annual Remembrance Poster/Lit contest and won awards at the local, zone, and provincial levels. Daniel Martin, Poppy Chair, presented the Provincial award in February 2019.
Poppy Chair Daniel Martin, along with Craig Thomson, President, and Clarence Schneider, attended Westmount Elem. School in January to present awards to over 200 students who entered the annual Legion Remembrance Poster & Literary contest.
Legion representatives Daniel Martin and Brenda Thomson attended an assembly at Raleigh Elem School in February to present awards to all the students who entered posters, poems, or essays into the annual Remembrance contest.
In early January, Legion President Craig Thomson and Brenda Thomson presented awards at McGowan Elem. School.
Daniel Martin and Brenda Thomson presented awards to students at SKSS who entered their work into the annual Legion contest.
Daniel Martin presented OLPH student writers and artists awards for their entries into the annual Remembrance contest.