Calling all military veterans

Kimberley woman starting social group for veterans

The Royal Canadian Legion in Kimberley has been gone for several years now. One of the many benefits of a Legion is that it provides a place for military veterans to meet, to talk about common experiences.

Cindy Postnikoff is the mother of a military veteran and she knows how important that social time is for veterans. To that end, she is organizing an evening to connect with veterans at the Kimberley Public Library reading room on October 21, 2014 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

“This is a social, coming together for coffee, and an opportunity for veterans to meet old friends and make new ones,” she said. “All veterans are welcome.

“As the mother of a military veteran, it is my intention to help veterans get recognized and know they are appreciated. I understand the importance of fellowship and the power in camaraderie for our men and women who have served.”

The intention is to begin on October 21 and then continue with twice a month meetings. The November meetings will be on the 4th and 18th.

Postnikoff is calling the group ‘Military Ames’.

“I met a Vietnam vet named Bruce Ames, and I’d like to honour him,” she said. “Plus we are aiming to help veterans.”

Postnikoff has worked with the VA in the past but there is no government involvement in this group, it’s just an informal way for veterans to meet.

For more information call Cindy at 250-919-3137.