Sunday, September 30, 2012

Comrade William G. Evans receives life membership of the Royal Canadian Legion

Bill Evans, flanked by daughters Glenna Neal and Pat Michi, was presented with a life membership of the Royal Canadian Legion and a congratulatory cake to boot

Story and photo by Helge Nome

An active member of the Caroline Community, Bill Evans, was given a life membership in the Royal Canadian Legion on Friday, September 28, following many years of service to the Caroline Legion Branch #177. He is a veteran of WWII having served in the RCAF Bomber Command.

Bill Evans has a long record of volunteer service: 1961- Calgary Stampede Board Director and Associated Canadian Travelers Dominion President. He also served as President of the ACTD from 1969 to 1971. 1992-93: Rosen Lake (Jaffray BC) President. 2006 - 2011: Caroline Wheels of Time Museum Director and 2006 - 2012: Caroline Seniors Drop In Centre Director.

From 2007 and on Bill has been involved in the Caroline Legion in many capacities including Sergeant-at-Arms, MC at Friday Night Suppers and a valued member of the Colour Party which participates in formal community and branch ceremonies.

Bill was recognized by his fellow branch members with the following statement: "This quiet and respectful gentleman is always available to render a helping hand in any position or task requested of him, whether it be in the branch or the community".

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