Annual Poppy Campaign Information

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The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 108, Winchester, will hold its Poppy Drive from October 27, 2023 through November 11, 2023.

From October 2021 to December 2022, the Winchester community and surrounding area helped raise a net amount of $12,664.93 for the Poppy Trust Fund. Our costs were $4,636.67 for poppies, wreaths and educational material for our local schools and libraries. The Legion donated $7,948.47 to help Veterans and provided $1,000 in bursaries to aid area children of Veterans’ families.

Poppies will be distributed on Friday, October 27 until November 11. The Poppy Campaign is looking for volunteers to prepare, distribute and pick up poppy trays and help on Poppy Distribution days at local venues (you do not need to be a member of the Legion to volunteer, Veterans and their families are most welcome). If you wish to volunteer for the Poppy Campaign, please send an email to poppy.legion108@gmail.com.

This year, the Winchester Legion is launching its Poppy Campaign on Friday, October 27 at Sweets Corner Park in Winchester. The Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held on Sunday, November 5 at noon and everyone is invited to pay their respects at the Cenotaphs located at Ormond, Inkerman, Van Camp Rd., and Hill 70 on Saturday, November 4 commencing at 9 am. Watch for details on the Winchester Legion Facebook page as plans become finalized.

For Information about laying a wreath or attending any of our events, please contact Shawn Doolan at poppy.legion108@gmail.com.

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