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Ames Day 2018, what a blast

Group provides opportunity for veterans to get together, a rare chance to just enjoy the day.

For the Bulletin

Wednesday July 4, Military Ames hosted “Ames Day”. The sports day is held to show appreciation for our veterans for their Service and Sacrifice. The day saw the veterans treated to a picnic style lunch, gifts and social. Before and after lunch the veterans moved to several shooting stations where they could challenge their shooting skills and also enjoy not shooting so well. All was in good fun and the camaraderie was amazing. It was so good to hear the comments, such as, “I can’t wait til next year” and “I can’t remember the last time I felt like I really belonged somewhere” another comment was, “this is the first time I’ve shot in 27 years, I love it, thank you so much for doing this for us.”

We would like to extend a big Thank you to the residents of Meadowbrook for your patience and understanding. We realize the noise can interfere with your day and in consideration of that we actually omitted a few of our shoots. We sincerely appreciate those folks who commented that it’s a small inconvenience compared to what our soldiers have endured. “Thank you!” We weren’t quite prepared for the couple of neighbours who sat outside to listen and said they can’t wait til next year! “We are hunters you know”.

Military Ames has had a busy couple years and now that the Kimberley Veteran Memorial Park is complete we are focusing more on the health of our veterans. We are organizing more social time and finding that is very helpful for them. We also facilitate a Veteran Coffee Group at Joesph Creek in Cranbrook for elderly and non -ambulatory veterans that has been well received. Veterans from Joesph Creek and the community attend these socials. For more information on Military Ames and what we are about contact Cindy @ 250 919-3137

Be sure to join us this weekend

Military Ames is holding our third annual Garage Sale in the Credit Union parking lot. This year’s sale will be our biggest ever! We have more donations this year and a lot of good stuff including furniture. Something for everyone!

We will set up at 4p.m. on Friday, July 13 and go through til Sunday July 15 at 1p.m..

Doors will open at approximately 5:30p.m. on Friday evening, 8:00a.m. Saturday til the sun sets and Sunday morning til 1:00!

We’ll also have hotdogs and drinks available.

See you there.

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