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 Poppy Campaign

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 programs.

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 community organizations.

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 more information.

Remembrance Lawn Signs are available for purchase at Branch 641.

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If 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 stguy35@hotmail.com. Individuals and businesses that purchase wreaths will be announced at the ceremony and through various media and invited to lay their wreaths.

Veterans' Dinner

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) 613-297-0775

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

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