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2021 Poppy Campaign Legion Branch 445

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - November 11, 2021 @ 12:00 am EST

The Royal Canadian Legion’s 2021 National Poppy Campaign will officially begin on Friday, October 29th, 2021. Presentation of the first poppy and raising of the poppy flag will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 445 Callander on Friday, October 29th at 1 pm.
This year commemorates the 100th anniversary of the poppy symbol.
The 2021 Poppy Campaign starts on Friday October 29th and will culminate with Remembrance Day services at the Callander Legion and Callander Cenotaph (Peace Park) at 11 am, November 11, 2021.
In addition to donation boxes in local stores, tag days are scheduled for East Ferris, Bonfield and Callander on Saturday October 30th as well as Saturday November 6, 2021.  Local Legion members will outside a variety of businesses accepting donations to the poppy fund.
As part of an ongoing pilot project launched in 2020, the Legion’s Pay Tribute Poppy boxes will allow Canadians to donate $2, $5 or $10 with a simple tap of either a payment card (credit or debit), or a payment app on their smart device.
On November 11th, the Callander Legion Pipes and Drums, The Colour Party, as well as members of the Legion will parade along Veterans Way to the Callander Cenotaph for services at 11 am.
The 2021 Digital Poppy will remain part of the overall campaign. By visiting people will be able to donate to receive a digital poppy which can then be shared with friends and family through social media.
Legion Remembrance programs commemorate the men and women who died in the military service of Canada during war and peace. Maintaining the tradition of remembrance is a sacred trust and the Legion’s most important role. 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. 


January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am EST
November 11, 2021 @ 12:00 am EST
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