Rebels bring muscle to Langford Legion

The Westshore Rebels football team and the Langford Legion have joined forces.

The Westshore Rebels football team and the Langford Legion have joined forces.

The Legion is now providing space for the team to run meetings and fundraisers, and the Rebels are providing man-power for Legion events.

The Rebels can now hold team meetings, watch game footage and host events at the Legion at no cost to the team.

In turn, the team will help the Legion members set up tables and chairs for events. The Rebels players helped set up for the children’s Christmas party at the Legion in December and the New Year’s Levee in January.

“We bring the muscle,” said Elise Pastro, Rebels co-president. “The players come and can have the place set up on half an hour.”

The Legion is also supplying a trophy case for the Rebels players to have a display of past accomplishments.

The Rebels are hosting a Superbowl party on Sunday, Feb. 2, from 1 to 10 p.m. at the Legion, the first of many fundraisers the team hopes to host at the new location.

“The team has endless costs,” Pastro said. “We have a lot of old debt, league fees, equipment and supplies. Last year we probably spent about $2,000 just on tape.”

The Legion is hoping this new partnership will also boost membership, by drawing in a new crowd.

“We were looking out in our community to partner with a youth program that would fit well with us,” said Dave Bennett, Legion president. “The Rebels were kind enough to say yes. It’s been very good so far.”



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