The Bentley in Swift Current presented a local non-profit with a significant contribution from donations made at the Art Wallman tribute they hosted a couple of weeks ago. 

Local members of the Royal Canadian Legion stopped by the Bentley where they had a brief ceremony and collected the $1,177 yesterday morning.

Jim Pratt, past president of the Royal Canadian Legion in Swift Current, was both delighted and humbled to accept the donation pledged during a tribute to such an iconic personality.

"We're just over the moon to accept this, it's really very nice of them to do that," said Pratt. "It was an exceptional day too, I was there that day and took in the program, it was just fantastic."

"When we get a donation like this we don't use it for our day-to-day operations, we usually designate it for something specific and then in turn we try to give some publicity to the Bentley."

He notes that although a specific designation hasn't been chosen yet, they hope to put the funds towards much-needed upgrades in the Legion's building.

"Jim was actually the winner of the tractor line quilt that was made by two of our residents here," added the activity manager at the Bentley. "Jody, who used to work with Art Wallman, she really wanted that quilt and it meant a lot to her, he graciously gave it up for a pie and an extra $200 to the Legion."