Legion 2016 Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Events
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 2016 Poppy
Campaign commences October 28 and ends on November 10. It is
through the generosity of the community that Branch 641 is
able to provide this kind of support. Legion and Cadet
volunteers will be distributing poppies throughout the
Campaign period at several local locations, including
Walmart, Metro, Loblaws, Ross’ Independent and Sobeys. We
thank you for your continued support.
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 and donations to local hospitals and other support
programs. During the past year, Branch 641 donated just
under $48,000 to such community organizations as the Perley
Rideau Veterans Health Care Centre, the Homeless Veterans
Program, the Barrhaven Food Cupboard, the Queensway Carleton
Acute Care Centre for the Elderly, the Military Family
Resource Centre, Carleton Lodge Auxiliary, and the Alberta
Wildfire Relief Fund.
The Barrhaven Legion has a number of events going on in the
days leading up to November 11. We will be conducting
ceremonies of Remembrance at local seniors’ residences on
November 5 and 10. Everyone is welcome to attend, especially
if you have friends or relatives residing at one of these
November 5, 10 a.m. – Carleton Lodge
Saturday, November 5, 11 a.m. – Capital Memorial
November 10, 9:45 a.m. – Barrhaven Manor
Thursday, November 10, 11 a.m. – Prince of Wales
Thursday, November 10, 1:30 p.m. – Longfields
Thursday, November 10, 2:45 p.m. – Court at
The Branch will be holding a Remembrance
Dinner on Saturday, November 5. All are welcome to join in
honouring our military, past, present and future, at this
evening of Recognition and Reflection. Cost of the Roast
Beef Dinner is $30 for Members and $35 for Non-members.
Veterans, their spouses, including widows/widowers, and
caretakers accompanying the Veterans may attend at no cost.
Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Branch.
Barrhaven’s annual November 11 Remembrance Day ceremony will
be held at John McCrae Secondary School, 103 Malvern Dr. The
parade will start sharply at 10:45 a.m. and the ceremony at
11 a.m. Military/RCMP/Police, Veterans, Legion Members,
Scout/Cubs, Guides/Brownies/Sparks and other community
groups are welcome to participate in the parade. Form-up
begins at 10:30 a.m. Following the ceremony the Barrhaven
Legion will be hosting a reception in Halls A and B of the
Walter Baker Centre. Everyone is welcome. Veterans and
Members of the Barrhaven Legion are welcome to join us back
at the Branch at 3500 Fallowfield Road.
For more information about the Barrhaven Legion, please go
to our website, www.rcl641.ca, our Facebook page “Barrhaven
Legion 641” or call us at 613-843-8691.
version of this document is available here.
The 2016 Poppy campaign runs from the last Friday in
to November 10th.