Our 2023 Poppy Campaign activities will begin on Friday October 27th and ran through to Remembrance Day, Saturday November 11th .
Wednesday October 25th - First Poppy - presented at the East Preston Senior Centre, 24 Brooks Drive, East Preston. Please join branch members and your friends from the community at 1 pm. Legion dress is encouraged.
Friday October 27th – the first day to wear your Poppy. Poppy distribution begins at Tim Hortons and the Superstore. Please remember we do not sell poppies, poppies are a gift from the Legion for people to show their support for veterans,
Friday October 27th to Friday November 10th - distribution of poppies at Tim Hortons and the Superstore. Volunteers are needed to man our displays - times vary so that you can chose a slot that fits your schedule. The schedule is posted at the Branch.
Sunday October 29th - Branch Honour Roll where we remember our Branch comrades. It is an informal ceremony at the flag pole followed by a reception in the Branch. This year we will also dedicate shrubs to the 75th Anniversary of Peacekeeping and the 150th Anniversary of the RCMP.
Sunday November 5th - Remembrance Church Service - at the Calvin United Church, 3795 Hwy 207, Lawerencetown. Please arrive no later than 9:15 am as we are being piped into the church.
Tuesday November 7th to Thursday November 10th - School Visits - our local schools invite you to attend their Remembrance assemblies arranged by the students and staff to acknowledge the scarifice of veterans and families. Please wear Legion dress or something showing you are a Legion comrade - this is to distinguish us from other guests. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start.
- Nov 7th - 10:30 Gaetz Brook Junior High School
- Nov 8th - 10:30 Atlantic View Elementary
- Nov 8th - 1:00 Bell Park Elementary
- Nov 9th - 10:45 Ecole des Beaux-Marais
- Nov 9th - 12:15 O'Connell Drive Elementary
- Nov 10th - 10:00 Ross Road Elementary and Junior High School
- Nov 10th - 12:15 Porters Lake Elementary
Saturday November 11th -
Remembrance Day ceremony at the Porters Lake Cenotaph on Highway #7 and James Roy Drive, beginning at 10:55 am. Spectators are asked to arrive by 10:30 and to park in the Superstore parking lot.
Post Ceremony reception at the Branch beginning once parade participants arrive, about 12:30 pm. Refreshments will be served - downstairs for adults and upstairs for youth.