Branch News



The Eastern Shore Joint Emergency Management Team  (ES JEM) is holding its 16th  JEM Jamboree on May 4, 2024 from 10am to 1pm at the Porters Lake Superstore parking lot, rain or shine.  The Jamboree is part of Emergency Preparedness Week and showcases many Emergency Response agencies with samples of their equipment that is used when responding to emergencies. The agencies include Fire, RCMP, GSAR, Red Cross, NS Health, Salvation Army, Metro Transit, and Natural Resources. ES JEM will be there to provide emergency preparedness related material and the Salvation Army Food Bus is providing free hotdogs, hamburgers and beverages.

May 5th, the Kingfishers band will perform from 1 to 5 pm at the Branch.  Cost is $5.00 person and tickets are available at the Bar or at the door.  Come to enjoy the music or dance a storm.  A bar, canteen and door prize are available.  Everyone is welcome.  Tickets are availlble now at the Branch or at the door.

Education Support:  Financial support for post-secondary education is offered by NS-NU Command and many Legion branches, including Eastern Marine Branch 161.  The support can be by scholarships or bursaries.  Academic performance and potential are considered in both scholarships and bursaries applications but bursaries emphasis financial need.  

Branch 161 bursary information is on the Branch website under Poppy and Remembraance.  Our bursaries are available to veterans and dependents of veterans.   Please tell your family and friends about our bursary so that they can read the criteria, assess their eligibility and gather application information; including service details about their Veteran.  Applications must be to the Branch no later than May 24th 2024.  

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