Alberni legion building sale benefiting charities

The former Legion No. 55 building on Fourth Avenue in Alberni has been sold to the owners of the Little Bavaria Restaurant. Sale proceeds are going towards seniors' charities.

Little Bavaria owner Kathy Krznaric is smiling after purchasing the former Legion No. 55 building with her husband Joe. The legion is donating the proceeds of the sale to local seniors' charities.

Christmas is coming early for several Alberni charities.

The former Legion No. 55 building on Fourth Avenue has been sold to the owners of the Little Bavaria Restaurant.

There was no competition for the building. “They were the only ones to step forward about buying it so we didn’t even have to list it,” Port Alberni Royal Canadian Legion Building Society member Margaret Groeneveld said.

However, she did say that the building committee decided to split the entire proceeds amongst particular local charities.

“All the charities are for seniors — our veterans among them,” she said.

Groeneveld wouldn’t disclose how much the building sold for.

A special gathering is taking place Thursday evening where the proceeds will be distributed.

One of those charities is the Westhaven Multilevel care facility, which is receiving $25,000 to complete its therapeutic garden project, parks and recreation director Scott Kenny said.

The building’s sale removes the last vestige of Branch No. 55, which stood as a legion for 86 years.

Branch 55 and Branch 169 merged into Branch No. 293 last March. Members chose the Branch 169 location at Victoria Quay as their final home.

reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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