Peacekeepers launch annual fundraiser at Royal Canadian Legion in Corner Brook

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Members of the Western Newfoundland Chapter of the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping, from left, Dennis Parizeau, Michael Martin, Eugene Bellows and Kevin Hollahan helped kick off the group's 2014 fundraiser at the Royal Canadian Legion in Corner Brook on Saturday.

The Western Newfoundland Chapter of the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping kicked off its 2014 fundraiser Saturday at the Royal Canadian Legion in Corner Brook.

This year a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales on a draw for a three litre bottle of rum will go towards a monument to recognize the several thousand men and women from this area who have served as Canadian Peacekeepers since 1956.

The monument will be erected at the Curling War Memorial in dedicated on National Peacekeeping Day, Aug. 9.

Organizations: Royal Canadian Legion, Canadian Association of Veterans

Geographic location: Corner Brook

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