Returning today, the highly anticipated 50/50 For Change fundraiser is supporting an organization that holds a special place in the hearts of many Swift Current residents. 

The beneficiary of this year’s efforts is the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56, a beacon of support and advocacy for veterans and those currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, and their families across the southwest. 

Among supporting seniors, providing youth sports programs, raising funds, volunteering to help those in need, or simply offering a place to gather for fun and celebration, the Legionnaires provide many more essential services. 

With the grand total, Branch 56 will be working tirelessly to upgrade vital parts of its facility like the entryway as well as washrooms. 

A portion of the funds will also be going directly to local Cadet programming, which the Legion has been generously sponsoring for years.  

Emily Lavallee has experienced first-hand what impact the Cadets can have. 

“Ever since I've been in the program, I've felt a lot more confident with my self-esteem, my ability to go up to people and talk to them and make new friends,” she said. “It taught me a lot of good things about survival because we go on these things called FTX, which is field training. It's just a really good program that can help build you as a person.” 

Tickets will be available at multiple locations across the city over the next few weeks and A.M. Delivery will host the first one this morning from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. The Grand Prize draw is scheduled for November 3 at 2 p.m. An Early Bird draw next Friday at 2 p.m. adds an extra layer of anticipation to the event with that winner receiving $500. 

The 50/50 For Change fundraiser is not merely a chance to win big; it’s an opportunity to make a difference in the community.  

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