Branch #62 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again preparing for the annual Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Day Service.
Members of the community are invited to attend the local poppy campaign kick-off at the legion at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.
Poppies will be available at local businesses from Oct. 31 to Remembrance Day, Nov. 11.
The poppy campaign is one of the Royal Canadian Legion’s most important programs and the only national appeal the legion makes for funds.
All of the funds collected through the campaign remain in the community and are used to support needy veterans, local charities, youth organizations and numerous other worthwhile projects.
“The campaign is called the Poppy Remembrance Campaign and we put the emphasis on remembrance,” says legion member Harry Welton. “Remember, well over 100,000 young Canadians gave their lives so you can enjoy the freedom you have today. They did not get a chance at tomorrow so you could.”
Everyone is invited to attend the annual Remembrance Day service at the Salmon Arm Cenotaph on Nov. 11.