Ladysmith Legion pitches in for Nanaimo veteran Trevor Greene

Local Legion pitches in $3,000 to help purchase a robotic exoskeleton for disabled Canadian Forces veteran Trevor Greene.

The Ladysmith Legion has raised $3000 in recent weeks to help purchase a robotic exoskeleton for Nanaimo Canadian Forces veteran Trevor Greene.

Greene was attacked while serving in Afghanistan and the resulting brain injury he suffered has left him largely paralyzed, past Legion president Brian Kelly said.

To help restore Greene’s lost mobility, the Royal Canadian Legion’s BC/Yukon Command (RCL-BC/Y) is attempting to purchase a robotic exoskeleton from a California-based technology company. According to the RCL-BC/Y website they’ve raised close to $27,000 to date — one quarter of their final $100,000 goal.

The Ladysmith Legion raised its contribution to the fund by hosting a fundraising dinner May 4, through donations from patrons, and by reassigning $2,000 from their poppy, Legion secretary Allyson Wagner said.

For more information on the RCL-BC/Y’s fundraising campaign for Greene, visit


Just Posted

Nanaimo SAR, first responders execute rope rescue in Cassidy area

Person said to have fallen down an embankment in area of Riverbend Road

Candidates hit the campaign trail as Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection called

Trudeau announces that voters will go to the polls May 6

North Cowichan appeals new permit for expansion at Chemainus composting facility

Province allows composting facility to expand processing

Editorial: Low water levels on Vancouver Island worrying

This is the time of year when our lakes are usually filled to capacity and beyond

Meet the Ladysmith ambassador candidates

Seven enrolled in this year’s leadership program

Mueller finds no Trump collusion, leaves obstruction open

But while Mueller fully ruled out criminal collusion, he was more circumspect on presidential obstruction of justice

Edmonton judge rules Omar Khadr’s sentence has expired

Eight-year sentence imposed in 2010 would have ended last October had Khadr remained in custody

Vancouver Island shores will not rock in 2019

Atomique Productions announce Rock the Shores festival will not return in 2019, future is uncertain

Woman wants Tofino to get a nude beach

“They may enjoy a surf and then walk around naked and just be free.”

New Coast Guard ship crashes into breakwater in Victoria

‘It is fairly unprecedented that it would happen’

Ice climbers scale Canada’s tallest waterfall on Vancouver Island

Ice climbers Chris Jensen, Will Gadd and Peter Hoang made history

Sparks fly as SUV speeds wrong way down Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Fundraising campaign launched for man caught in SilverStar avalanche

In only two days, the GoFundMe surpassed its $15,000 goal

B.C. doctor fined $5,000 for accessing records of woman pregnant with his child

Doctor admits to accessing records of the woman carrying his child

Most Read