Barrhaven Legion 2019 Poppy Campaign and Remembrance
SUPPORT OUR VETERANS AND COMMUNITY - VOLUNTEER IN THE POPPY
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
Friday, November 8 10:45 - Revera Prince of Wales Manor, 22
Friday, November 8 13:30 - The Court at Barrhaven, 111
Friday, November 8 14:45 - Longfields Manor, 300 Beatrice
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-843-1088.
Comrade Ed Schelenz
** Supporting the Poppy Campaign means supporting Veterans
and Veteran and local community programs. **