Poppy campaign launches in Orangeville this Friday

October 26, 2023   ·   0 Comments

The Royal Canadian Legion’s annual Poppy Campaign will commence on 

Friday, Oct. 27, conducted locally by Orangeville’s “Colonel Fitzgerald” Branch 233.

Tens of millions of Canadians wear a Poppy every year as a visual pledge to honour Canada’s veterans and remember those who sacrificed for the many freedoms and privileges Canadians enjoy today. 

The campaign runs through Remembrance Day, Nov. 11. 

The Poppy Campaign is very much a local initiative, conducted by Legion branches in cities, towns and communities across the country. Donations collected during the Poppy Campaign are held in Trust at the branch level to directly support veterans and their families within our community, and to help ensure Canadians ‘never forget.’  

Poppies can be seen in every corner of Canada, and this show of support and display of remembrance would not be possible without the efforts of thousands of Legionnaires who volunteer to distribute Poppies to the community through schools, community organizations and local businesses. 

“We are so grateful for their efforts, and for the support of the many local partners who welcome Legion volunteers and Poppy boxes into their locations,” said the Orangeville Legion in a press release.

The Poppy is freely available to all who wish to wear one and may be readily obtained from the many Poppy boxes kindly displayed by so many local businesses and from the Branch 233 office. The Legion gratefully accepts donations to the Poppy Fund at the same time. 

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