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Grande Prairie Legion seeking patio name suggestions

Staff at the Grande Prairie Legion will soon kick off construction on a new wood patio outside its building and are looking for help in finding the right name.

Vice President Frank Skolly says that they’ve started canvassing the public for their ideas on the patio. He adds that they are wanting to follow a similar naming convention as rooms in the Legion already.

“They’ve been called something that has been important for the veterans of the World War II era, and we thought we should be putting a name on this deck and we would like it to be something familiar to modern-day vets.”

Skolly suggests having a familiar name to modern-day vets would allow for more veterans to feel welcomed.

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“We’d like to thank the young vets to come in, feel comfortable there and have something that is theirs,” says.

He adds it’s been a process getting the patio accepted.

“It’s been paperwork for the last couple of months, the actual physical work hasn’t started yet, but we are starting to locate materials and do the actual contract with the city,” he says.

However, Skolly notes the delay has given them plenty of time to come up with different ideas to make their patio stand out. They hope to have the patio completed by June.

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