It is important to remember that the basic purpose of funds
raised during the Poppy Campaign is to enable Branches of
the Royal Canadian Legion to provide immediate assistance to
ex-servicemen and women in need. This includes providing
food, shelter and medical attention for them or their
families when necessary. Poppy funds also allow the Legion
to “give back” to the local community in the form of
bursaries to local schools, support of cadet corps,
donations to local hospitals and other vital support
Every one of us agreed to support the Poppy Campaign when we
became members of the Legion. It is our most important
fundraiser. Last year during the 2021 campaign, thanks to
your support and the generosity of the Barrhaven community,
the branch raised $84,000 which is used to support Veterans'
causes in the community.
The Poppy has been widely recognized as a symbol of
Remembrance since it was first adopted in 1921. By wearing
the Poppy, we demonstrate our gratitude to those who gave
their lives for the freedom we enjoy. Legion Remembrance
programs commemorate the men and women who died in the
military service of Canada during war and peace.
The 2022 Poppy Campaign commences Friday October 28 and runs
until November 11. It is through the generosity of donations
to the poppy campaign from our community that Branch 641 is
able to provide financial support to our Veterans, youth and
We are happy to be able to distribute poppies once again in
person. This year, poppies and other Legion items (pins,
hats, etc.) will be distributed from Friday, October 28 to
Thursday, November 10 at the following stores: Walmart,
Metro, Loblaws, McDonough’s Your Independent Grocer, Farm
Boy (Greenbank and Woodroofe locations) and Costco (Barrhaven
location). We will also have many trays at supporting
locations throughout the Barrhaven community.
If you would like to volunteer to distribute poppies,
sign-up sheets are posted at the Branch on the message
boards by the Nevada Machine. Please take as many shifts as
you can so that we have them all covered. This year, we are
also bringing back some later shifts at certain locations.
Additionally, we are still seeking members to join our Poppy
Campaign committee to back up our School, Store, Trap Line
Captains. If you can help, please email
Lyle.Brennan@gmail.com or call 613-297-0775 to find out
Remembrance Lawn Signs are available for purchase at Branch
you would like to purchase a wreath to be displayed at the
Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11, please contact
Stéphane Guy by November 1 at
Individuals and businesses that purchase wreaths will be
announced at the ceremony and through various media and
invited to lay their wreaths.
A Veterans' dinner will be hosted at Branch 641's Valour
Hall on 05 November 2022 at 6pm cocktails for 6:30pm dinner.
Tickets are now available for Veterans, their spouse or
caregiver free of charge at the Branch. Our Hospitality will
be serving Roast Beef. Our Guest of Honour for the evening
is Colonel Leight LJ James CD. The evening will be also
supported by cadets from our local cadet corps.
Remaining tickets will be available to Branch 641 members
starting 15 Oct 2022.
Remembrance Day Ceremony and Reception
We will host a Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11 at
John McCrae Secondary School. Please arrive at 10:30am and
March On will be at 10:45am.
Following the ceremony, everyone is welcome to join us for a
reception in Halls A and B of the Walter Baker Centre hosted
by the Barrhaven Legion.
Veterans and Members of the Barrhaven Legion are welcome to
join us back at the Branch at 3500 Fallowfield Road.
Have questions? Want to find out how you can help? Please
contact Lyle Brennan, Poppy Chair, by email at
Lyle.Brennan@gmail.com or by phone at (cell)
** Supporting the Poppy Campaign means supporting Veterans
and Veteran and local community programs. **