Port Elgin Legion Branch 340: Giving back to the community

Port Elgin Legion Branch 340 continues to give back to the community and on April 2nd, the branch handed out donations to several local groups that included health care.


The Branch donated $6,000 to the Owen Sound Regional Hospital MRI campaign with $1,100 coming from the Ladies Auxiliary, which brings the total amount donated over one year to $11,000.

Brenda O”Neil of Owen Sound accepted the donation from Marg                    Esplen (L( and Rhonda Harrison (R)

At the same time, the Branch also gave &7,500 to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation in Southampton which will go toward a Tyco Wander Guard to protect those patients who are inclined to wander due to dementia issues.

(L) Marg Esplen and Rhonda Harrison (R) presented donation to Mary Jo Arnett (C) of Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation

The Legion also presented the Saugeen Track & Field Club (STFC) with $1,050.  The Club is ranked third in the Province and the monies will go toward helping with expenses as athletes head off to the Nationals in Nova Scotia.

Nicole Donnelly (red) and Brent Wheeler of STFC accepted the donation from Marg Esplen (L)                                                            and Rhonda Harrison (R)

In addition to the three major donations, the Branch also provided funds for several other groups;

  • Saugeen Shores Minor Ball                                         $250
  • Military Family Resource Centre (Meaford)                   $200
  • Chantry Chinook Salmon Derby                                  $200
  • Northport Graduation Awards (2 plus $50 award each) $200
  • Big Band Celebration                                                 $250