The Cochrane branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is holding a special dinner and dance in honour of the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on May 6.

Tickets are now available at the Legion Hall, 114-5th Ave. W., for the semi-formal function that includes a dinner and dance. It begins with cocktails at 5:30 p.m.

Legion president Steve Jepson says the Legion is the place to be, pointing to their full calendar of regular activities.

There are also special events, including a large crib tournament on Apr. 21 that has attracted players from provinces as far away as Newfoundland.

"It will be well attended and we'll be hosting them and we do hope Cochrane will open their doors to them," says Jepson. "They'll be here for the most part, but some of them will find time to visit the town, and may even want to go for ice cream."

The Legion has also added a second shuffleboard, something you don't see often these days. It's drawing a regular crowd on Saturday afternoons. Jepson says to watch for tournaments in the future.

"I'm into my second year now and enjoying it," says Jepson. "It takes a little while to get comfortable in it, and I think by the time your second year is done, you still won't learn it all. There's so much that the Legion does for our veterans, and the community as well."