Last Saturday, April 29th, I have the pleasure of joining the IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) Walter Baker Chapter 5th annual BBQ/Bake Sale at Giant Tiger as a celebrity guest alongside Mayor Watson.


The organization of IODE was founded in 1900 by Margaret Polson Murray who felt there was a need for a women’s organization to promote patriotism, loyalty and service to others.


This year’s BBQ raised $1347. A portion of the funds raised from this event will support the chapter’s annual focus recipient which is the “War Horse Project”; the balance will be directed to other projects that are supported year round.


Congratulations to all involved in this great initiative!