Ripley Legion Ladies Auxiliary unveils new kitchen at community open house
Members of the Ripley Royal Canadian Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary of Branch 440 are very proud of their new kitchen.
With the help of many members of the Ripley Royal Canadian Legion and some very generous local contractors, the Ladies Auxiliary of Branch 440 recently opened their doors to show off their new community kitchen.
Ann Finlayson, member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Branch 440 of the Ripley Royal Canadian Legion, thanked everyone involved, “Without the help of the NWMO and the Township of Huron-Kinloss, and all our volunteers and contractors, we could not have completed this project.”
The kitchen overhaul was funded through the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s (NWMO) Sponsorships and Donations program, the Township of Huron-Kinloss Community Well-Being Program, as well as funds from the Ripley Legion. New items included an industrial dishwasher – which is “a joy to use” according to branch members – as well as an exhaust fan, new faucets, new stove, stainless steel dishwasher trays, an exhaust cover, new sinks, taps, lights under the cupboards, and many other items.
NWMO Relationship Manager Paul Austin said the organization was pleased to support the Legion.
“As an organization, we are committed to supporting community well-being, and this project has been such a labour of love for the Legion. Congratulations to everyone involved!”
The Legion holds a wing night the second Saturday of every month, as well as meat draws the third Saturday of every month. The kitchen also gets lots of use catering for banquets, funerals and numerous events during the holiday season.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is a not-for-profit organization implementing Canada’s plan to safely contain and isolate used nuclear fuel inside a deep geological repository in a manner that protects people and the environment for generations to come.
Canada’s plan will only proceed in an area with informed and willing hosts, where the municipality, First Nation and Métis communities, and others in the area are working together to implement it. The NWMO plans to select a site in 2024, and two areas remain in our site selection process: the Ignace area and South Bruce, both in Ontario.