The Sicamous Legion Branch # 99 has been working hard to make some amazing change to the building.
We started with removing a wall between dance floor and Mara room.
Now the Dance Floor has been replaced, it looks Amazing !! Can’t wait to see the upstairs hard wood floor refinished and look like New ! Coming July 2016
The Upstairs Floor Pictures.
On March 14, Sicamous Legion hosted family and friends of Sigurd Larsen to celebrate his investiture as Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour. Sigurd Larsen was awarded this honour by the President of the Republic of France in recognition of his participation in the Battle of Normandy and D-Day which led to the eventual liberation of France during World War 2. This distinction is the highest honour which the Republic of France bestows on any citizen.
Legion members and the Salmon Arm Legion Colour Party formed a Guard of Honour and, as family and friends looked on, RCMP Sgt. Scott West and Sgt.-at-Arms Gary Ulland presented Mr.Larsen and companion Marion Brooks for the presentation. Congratulations were extended from Branch 99 President Murray Williams and Sicamous Mayor Terry Rysz on behalf of the Legion and the Community. MLA Greg Kyllo read a letter from The Consul General of France and offered his congratulations along with those of the Premier and Government of BC. MP Colin Mayes spoke briefly, expressing congratulations from the Prime Minister. He noted that his father had landed on Juno Beech on D-Day and quite possibly in Mr Larsen’s landing craft.
Mr Mayes then presented Mr. Larsen with the Legion of Honour medal, acknowledging the debt of gratitude that all Canadians owed to Mr. Larsen and all who served during that conflict. Mr. Larsen, when asked to speak, indicated that apart from thanks, he couldn’t think much to say but from all the nice things people were saying, “I must be a real nice guy”. Son Don Larsen addressed the gathering expressing the love and pride the whole family felt for his Dad. Nephew, Rob Sutherland reviewed the Naval wartime career of Able Seaman Sig Larsen and noted that Sig had been the inspiration for his own successful career in the Canadian Army.
The ceremony concluded with the presentation of Knight of the National Legion of Honour, Able Seaman Sigurd Larsen to the assembly of family and friends.