The 2018 Poppy Campaign activities begin on October 24th and run through to Remembrance Day, November 11th. Anyone attending an event is encouraged to wear their Legion uniform so that the public can easily recognize you and our great organization.
To make a donation to the Poppy Fund or to purchase a wreath or cross, please visit the Branch or contact 827-3008 for information. A display of what is available and the prices is set up in the Branch.
Wednesday October 24th – 7 PM at the East Preston Community Centre First Poppy presentation.
- Join your comrades from Branch 161 as we present poppies to the residents of the community. Refreshments and entertainment are available.
Friday October 26th – 10:00 AM
- Distribution of poppies begins at the Porters Lake Atlantic Superstore and Porters Lake Tim Horton's store and continues until Saturday November 10th. The Volunteer Schedule is posted on this site and there are still spots where we need volunteers. Please check the schedule and try to find time to volunteer. There are also signup sheets at the Branch. If you cannot visit the Branch, then please call 902-827-3008 to have your name added to the list.
Sunday November 4th - Remembrance Sunday
- 9:00 AM – Church Service St. Anne's Church Lake Echo.
- 1:00 PM – our annual Honour Roll Parade and Dedication of the Remembrance Garden at the Branch. Following the Service, we will retire into the Branch for refreshments and music. This is an opportunity to honour our past veterans and members.
School visit schedule: Guests are are asked to arrive 30 minutes before the time indicated.
Wednesday November 7th
8:30 am Atlantic View Elementary, 3391 Lawrencetown Rd. Lawrencetown NS
12:00 pm O'Connell Drive Elementary, 40 O'Connell Dr. Porters Lake NS
Tuesday November 6th
9:00 am Porters Lake Elementary, 40 Inspiration Dr. Porters Lake NS
10:30 am Ecole des Beaux-Marais, 5261 Highway 7 Porters Lake NS
12:45 pm Bell Park Elementary, 4 Thomas St, Lake Echo NS
Wednesday November 11th
9:30 am Eastern Shore Distric HS, 35 West Petpeswick Rd. Musquodoboit Harbour NS
9:30 am Ross Road Elementary & Junior HS, 336 Ross Rd. Westphal NS
1:00 pm Gaetz Brook Junior HS, 6856 Highway 7 Gaetz Brook Ns