Legion Hoping For Big Turnout at Veterans Affairs Presentation
Prince George, B.C. – Legion vice-president for BC/Yukon John Scott is calling for a big turnout to this afternoon’s Veterans Affairs presentation at the Prince George Legion.
“I don’t know what they have to announce but I’m hoping for a big turnout. I’d love to see people come out,” he says. “We’ve done a lot of work to try and bring Veterans Affairs back up to Prince George because we really do need representation up here.”
Scott says a big turnout will help get that message across.
“Even if it’s on a monthly or quarterly basis, it’s better than nothing.”
He says Veterans Affairs are in Prince George for two days this week “to interview veterans for whatever services they might need.”
Scott says to his knowledge it’s their first public visit here since the Veterans Office in Prince George was closed by the federal government in 2012.
Since the office closed, Veterans in the North have been seeking help from the Service Canada office downtown.
Today’s presentation starts at 2:00 pm.