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Barrhaven Legion 2019 Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Activities


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 army and navy cadet corps, donations to local hospitals and other vital support programs. During the past year, Branch 641 donated funds to community organizations including the Ottawa Heart institute, Rideau Perley Veterans Health Centre, Queensway Carleton Hospital, three (Army, Navy and Air) Cadet Corps, Military Family Resource Centre, Operation: Leave the Streets Behind, Bursaries to local students as well as providing monetary prizes for poster and literary contests for youth attending local schools.

The 2019 Poppy Campaign commences October 26 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 during the Campaign period at several local locations, including Ross’ Independent, Sobeys, Walmart, Metro, Loblaws and Costco. We thank you for your continued support.

       Friday, November 8 09:30 - Revera Barrhaven, 110 Berrigan Drive

       Friday, November 8 10:45 - Revera Prince of Wales Manor, 22 Barnstone Drive

       Friday, November 8 13:30 - The Court at Barrhaven, 111 Longfields Drive

       Friday, November 8 14:45 - Longfields Manor, 300 Beatrice Drive

       Saturday, November 9 10:00 - Carleton Lodge, 55 Lodge Road

The Branch will be holding a Remembrance Dinner on Saturday, November 9. All are welcome to join in honouring our military, past, present and future, at this evening of recognition and reflection. The cost of the Roast Beef Dinner is $35 for Members and $40 for Non-members. Veterans, their spouses, including widows/widowers, and caretakers accompanying the Veterans may attend for $10 each. 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 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.

Have questions? Want to find out how you can help? Contact Comrade Ed Schelenz, Poppy Chair at edschelenz@rogers.com or 613-843-1088.

Comrade Ed Schelenz
Poppy Chair

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

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