Veterans pleased with Saskatchewan Veterans Service Club Support Program.

One year after a funding program was announced for veterans in Saskatchewan, feedback is sounding positive.

Last November, the province announced the $100,000 program with 25 Royal Canadian Legions receiving grants for much-needed repairs.

Chad Wagner with the Saskatchewan Command said the money has been used towards facility upgrades like roof repairs and new paint.

“It allows these communities to concentrate their efforts on our three core principals which are veterans, remembrance and the community,” he explained.

Wagner was happy to report that feedback has been positive and the hope is the program will continue next year. He suggested possible tweaks to the eligibility criteria if the program does continue, but for the most part, they are very happy with it.

“We make sure that those who sacrificed for our country, province [and] our freedom are provided the programs necessary for them to transition back into civilian life.”

The province says the grant program strengthens and contributes to the long-term sustainability of military service clubs.

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