With all the recent press concerning the demolition and fire at old Trail Eagles building downtown, I believe it is time to let the citizens of Trail and surrounding area know the Trail Eagles is still active and functioning.
Since selling our building downtown we have purchased and renovated a nice hall at 1650 Mclean Street in East Trail, which is more suited to our needs.
As a non-profit organization, we, along with our partner groups have raised tens of thousands of dollars and supported many community initiatives such as the new Maternity Ward and Digital Mammography. Our latest donation was to Poplar Ridge to construct a kitchenette for the residents’ use.
We still carry on our long-standing tradition of sponsoring a Little League ball team, provide bursaries for the children and grand children of our members and support many other local and provincial charities.
Our members and partner groups are currently busy raising money to provide wheel chair access to our hall.
I believe that the primary reason we have all the wonderful services we enjoy in our community today is largely in part due to the countless hours of community service and the generosity of our citizens.
In closing, I would like to invite anyone interested in giving a little back to the community I am so proud to be a part of to come out and see what the Eagles are all about. We meet on the first ad third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. and the Ladies Auxiliary meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
Kim JamesPast President and active memberFraternal Order of Eagles #2838