Valentines for Veterans receives local participation

Cub members Angelica Laplante and Bryant Sandercock were busy reading and writing their message in the Valentine for Veteran they were making Wednesday night. The Scouts, Beavers and Cubs made Valentines for Vets, pine cone bird feeders and the Scouts received a lesson on pioneering. – Lucie Roy Photos

Rebecca Martel works on her Valentine for a Veteran Jan. 11.
By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Approximately 20 Beavers, 34 Cubs and 14 Scouts gathered for their meeting at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Wednesday night and made valentines for those who have served in uniform. In addition to crafting their own valentine, the 1st Morinville Scouting members included a warm message and many signed their name to their creations.

The valentines are part of the Veterans Affairs Canada Program, which started in 1996. The valentines are to be mailed to the Veterans Affairs head office in Charlottetown, PEI by Jan. 14. The valentines will be distributed to veterans in long-term care facilities across the country in time for Valentine’s Day.

“This is the second year,” said 1st Morinville Scouting Cub leader Dolly Bolen, who also organized the event. “Last year only the Beavers were involved.”

Each year, VAC invites Canadian schools, individuals and organizations to make Valentines for Vets. for more information visit www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/feature/valentine.

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