Morinville resident Bob Peterson was elected by acclamation for the Position of the Area A Commander for District 8 of the Alberta-NWT Command Royal Canadian Legion.
Peterson will oversee the largest District in the province with an area covering 15 Legions from Leduc in the south, Stony Plain in the west, up to Onoway and Whitecourt, as well as two Legion Branches in Edmonton and one in St. Albert.
The election was held Mar. 28 in Edmonton at the Norwood Legion. More than 80 Legion and Ladies Auxiliary members were in attendance. Guests at the Rally included MLA for Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood Brian Mason and Edmonton Councillor and PC candidate Tony Caterina.
There are currently 175 Legions in Alberta and NWT with a membership totalling more than 42,000. District 8 has more than 5,000 members.
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