Legion 2017 Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Activities
Comrade Stéphane Guy
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,
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
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.
Friday, October 27th to Friday November 10th – 15 days
• 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,
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
to Friday, November 10th.