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Local Legion Shows Support for Prince George Man Walking to Victoria

The Royal Candian Legion Branch 139 in Williams Lake says they were honored that a Prince George man who is walking to Victoria to raise awareness on PTSD dropped in.

A Canadian military veteran and now currently a corrections officer, Robert Gagnon arrived at the Lakecity Tuesday.

Bonnie O’Neill is zone commander of the Cariboo Zone and service officer at the Branch.

“This building is a building for veterans and any veteran is welcome to here. It’s an absolute honor to have him and his entourage here, it’s wonderful and look at how well he’s been received. You cannot raise enough awareness…”

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O’Neill says we really need to get a handle on PTSD and that anytime someone wants to raise awareness on it, the Legion will help them.

Along with coffee and discussion of his journey, the Legion presented Gagnon with a $1,000 cheque for the Communities for Veterans Foundation in Quesnel.

“Paul and Terry did a wonderful thing with their ride across Canada and they are in our zone. We try to support them in any way we can. A lot of us are members of that Foundation too and we thought it was a perfect opportunity through Robert to give them some more money.”

As of Tuesday almost $7,000 has been raised through Gagnon’s walk which will be divided in half between the Communities for Veterans Foundation in Quesnel and Honours Ranch in Kamloops. Gagnon says he is hoping to raise $10,000.

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