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Barrhaven Legion 2017 Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Activities
Comrade Stéphane Guy
Poppy Chair


SUPPORT OUR VETERANS AND COMMUNITY - VOLUNTEER IN THE POPPY CAMPAIGN

The Poppy and Remembrance season is fast approaching. This year’s Poppy campaign will run for a total of 15 days, commencing on Friday, October 27th and ending on Friday, November 10th.

Poppy distribution tables will be set up in six local stores: Walmart, Metro, Loblaw’s, Ross’ Independent, Sobeys and Costco. These tables will be manned by Legion members, with some weekend support from our two Cadet corps. There are 222 store shifts to be covered by Legion members. There are three shifts per store per day, each being three hours in duration. With a membership of over 500 and the flexibility in shift times, there should be no problem with having all shifts covered.

The Poppy Campaign Kick-Off meeting will be held at the Branch on Sunday, September 24th at 1:00 pm. All members are encouraged to come out to hear about this year’s campaign and about what you can do to help. Store sign-up sheets will be posted at this time. You are encouraged to sign up early so that all time slots are covered in a timely manner.

Planning is on-going for a number of Remembrance activities. The annual Branch Remembrance dinner will be held on Saturday, November 4th. The Barrhaven Remembrance Day ceremony will be held at John McCrae Secondary School, 103 Malvern Dr. Following the ceremony there will be receptions in Halls A and B at the Walter Baker Centre and at the Branch clubhouse. The Colour Party will conduct visits/ceremonies at our local retirement homes. Further details on all these events will be provided in next month’s Advance and will also be available on the Branch website.

KICK-OFF MEETING: Sunday, September 24th at 1:00 pm. All members are encouraged to attend.

Campaign Dates: Friday, October 27th to Friday November 10th – 15 days total

Stores Campaign:
• Poppy distribution tables in six local stores: Walmart, Metro, Loblaw’s, Ross’ Independent, Costco and Sobeys;

  • Store shift times:

    • 10:00 am to 1:00 PM,

    • 1:00 PM to 4:00 pm, and

    • 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm,

222 store shifts to be covered by Legion members. Sign-up sheets will be posted at Kick-Off meeting.

Have questions? Can’t attend the kick-off meeting but want to find out how you can help? Contact Comrade Stéphane Guy, Poppy Chair at stguy35@hotmail.com or at (C) 613-797-7021.

** Supporting the Poppy Campaign means supporting Veterans in need and Veteran and local community programs. *

The 2017 Poppy campaign runs from the last Friday in October to Friday, November 10th.

 

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