Algoma Fallen Riders present money to Legion

Helen Stewart receives the donation from Algoma Fallen Riders. (Dan Gray/

Last weekend, SaultOnline was pleased to be the host of the draw for the winner of the donated fire ring, in support of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Algoma Fallen Riders.

The prize was drawn by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 President, Helen Stewart. The draw was the result of the Algoma Fallen Riders raising $1,000 for the Legion.

Trudy Archibald stands in the firepit she won last weekend. (Dan Gray/

Trudy Archibald was chosen from all those who donated, as the winner of the ring. She said “It’s important to donate to both the Legion and Fallen Riders.” When she arrived to pick up her prize, she brought another cheque, written out to the Algoma Fallen Riders, as a donation to their organization.

“The Fallen riders is near and dear to me, because my brother’s name is on the plaque. And so, I want to support the group and the Legion, so I donated.”

Stewart was grateful, as always, for any support they receive from community organizations.

“With being closed due to COVID-19 for a prolonged time, Branch 25 has no income other than the generosity of the community and some Government grants. Groups like the Fallen Riders have come to our rescue along with other groups,” said Steward. “Small businesses in town, like Joe’s Sports, who are in the basic same position, are stepping up to help keep our doors to Veterans open. We will use this donation, in part, to help a homeless veteran in town get back on his feet. Some of the donation will go to offset some bills (sadly) that don’t stop.”

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