Royal Canadian Legion BLANKETS OF HOPE for Canadian Soldiers

The Ladies Auxiliary to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 286 will be holding their second Blanket Wrap and Luncheon on Tuesday, November 27 in the Lower Level of the Tumbler Ridge Legion Building.

The Luncheon will be from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. ; after which we will tag the blankets and ready them for shipment overseas.

For those new to this Project, our first shipment ? consisting of 33 blankets ? was sent in late April of this year.

This Project is rewarding in many ways; and receiving a letter or a card from an injured soldier who has been given one of our blankets makes it worth every stitch!!

If anyone in our Community would like to participate by making a blanket (or blankets), we would be happy to send it with those we have done. The Guidelines for making these blankets are as follow:

1.. Size: 36 to 45 inches wide by 45 to 50 inches long.

2.. Fabric: Fleece ? knitted or crocheted; quilted cotton or flannel with batting.

3.. Colours: Most of the recipients are men; so bright or patriotic colours are good.

4.. Refer to No. 2 Fabric): If using double sided fleece, please finish off the edges. If using single sided fleece, please back with another fabric. (Instead of quilting, you can tack with embroidery thread or buttons to hold the batting in place).

5.. Finishing Off: Roll each blanket; tie with a ribbon; and tag with a note ?Made with love for your recovery by (NAME) ? from Canadian Angels.

This is an ongoing Project, since we want to send as many blankets as we can. We will box and ship them, with all shipping costs covered by The Royal Canadian Legion ? B.C./Yukon Command.

Many thanks to everyone who is willing to participate ? But the main thing is to have fun doing so!! We are looking forward to seeing everyone on November 27.

If there are any questions, please direct them to Tumbler Ridge Ladies Auxiliary President Grace Walsh at 242-4609.