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Huntingdon Legion brings out some big names in Canadian comedy

Comedian Joey Elias is bringing his “Legion of Friends” for a night of big laughs to benefit Huntingdon Branch 81 of the Royal Canadian Legion on Saturday, April 8. The 18+ evening, which includes a dinner option, will be hosted by the popular radio personality, Ted Bird. The lineup of five comics includes special guest Derek Seguin.

The fundraiser has been in the works since last summer, when Elias and his brother stopped in at the Huntingdon Legion. “He offered his help and left his phone number,” says the branch’s first vice-president, Lorraine Arthur. “We called him in August, and it took until January to reserve a date,” she adds, noting the Legion is hoping the event will be popular.

“Right at the present moment, the fundraiser is just to help us to pay the bills,” Arthur explains, adding that the Legion has paid over $8,000 just to heat the building since the start of the year.

Tickets for the comedy night are on sale now and can be reserved by phone at 450-264-3729 or by email at Seating is limited, and tickets must be purchased in advance. The Legion will also be raffling off several sponsored prizes between laughs as part of the fundraiser. (SR)

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