During legion week, local kids learn from veterans at the legion on Dawes Road

Kymani, 9, tries out a pair of old binoculars during this year's Legion Week at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall 11 on Dawes Road. PHOTO: Phil Lameira

The Royal Canadian Legion, East Toronto Branch 11 on Dawes Road opened its doors for the 2017 Legion Week, Sept. 18 to 22, welcoming over 300 students into the space. Students were invited to check out historical memorabilia and displays, try on uniforms, and visit with veterans.

Fuad, 10, tries on some vintage military uniforms with Wren, 10, during this year’s Legion Week at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall 11 on Dawes Road.
Kymani, 9, tries out a pair of old binoculars during this year’s Legion Week at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall 11 on Dawes Road.
Volunteer Victoria Armstong teaches Wren, 10, how to properly salute during this year’s Legion Week at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall 11 on Dawes Road.
Volunteer Roy Emberley talks to Joshua, 9, Ky-Anh, 9, and Afif, 10, during this year’s Legion Week at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall 11 on Dawes Road.
Veteran Doug Smith talks to Joshua, 9, Ky-Anh, 9, and Afif, 10, during this year’s Legion Week at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall 11 on Dawes Road.
Kymani, 9, tries out a pair of old binoculars during this year’s Legion Week at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall 11 on Dawes Road.
94-year-old Robert Farquharson talks to Rabitah, 10 and Hailee, 10, during this year’s Legion Week at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall 11 on Dawes Road.

 

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