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2022 Poppy Campaign Wrap-Up
Thank you to the citizens, businesses and organizations of Pelham!
Just prior to the kick-off of our annual Poppy campaign, we asked for your continuing support so that we can continue to do the necessary work on behalf of our Veterans and their families. Through your generosity, Poppy Campaign revenues for 2022 have exceeded $18,000 and for that our members and especially our Veterans say thank-you.
We are also grateful for the partnership that has been created with the Town of Pelham in relation to the Veterans Banner initiative and the sponsorship of the fly-by that occurred during our Remembrance service held on November 11th .
Finally, we extend our thanks to the students and staff of Niagara College’s Broadcasting, Radio, Television and Film (BRTF) program for live-streaming our November 11th service and to the Voice of Pelham which provided us with great exposure prior to and throughout our 2022 Poppy campaign.
Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 613
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2022 Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Day Service
As we enter the month of November, Branch members have been meeting regularly since the beginning of September developing and finalizing our plans for the annual Poppy campaign and Remembrance Day service. We hope that after you read this article, many if not all your questions will be answered.
We know that in previous years in late October and early November, the citizens of Pelham have pinned a poppy to their lapels and then on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, they have paused for two minutes to honour and remember those who have served and continue to serve our country. For that, our Branch members and especially our veterans say, “thank you.”
This year, the members of our Talbot Trail Branch have decided to hold one Remembrance Day service. This service will take place on November 11th, 2022, beginning at approximately 10:45 a.m., in Veterans Park on Legion grounds.
We invite the residents of Pelham to attend our service. If you wish to watch our service in the comfort of your home, the service will be live-streamed courtesy of Niagara College’s students and staff from the Broadcasting – Radio, Television and Film (BRTF) program. The live stream link is https://livestream.com/accounts/15502389/legion613. Weather permitting, there will be a fly-by during the service, sponsored by our Town of Pelham.
Our annual Poppy campaign is underway and encompasses the period of October 28th to November 11th inclusive. Members of the planning committee have canvassed businesses and organizations who have accepted Poppy collection boxes in previous years as well as new businesses and we are pleased to advise that approximately 150 collection boxes have been distributed to businesses throughout the Town. We are also pleased to announce that Pelham Hills Pharmacy is this year’s Poppy Campaign kick-off sponsor.
We are asking the citizens of Pelham for your continuing support of our Poppy campaign which raises funds to sustain a variety of programs and initiatives to assist veterans and their families as well as sponsoring cadet and youth programs and making available bursaries for the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of our veterans. We also make financial donations to entities like Camp Maple Leaf, a not-for-profit sleepover camp for children of military families; the Homeless Veterans program, the Niagara Health Foundation and the Juravinski Cancer Centre through our Poppy Fund. More information on the uses of the Poppy Fund can be found at www.on.legion.ca.
If you are inclined to support our campaign in 2022 without accessing the Poppy collection boxes, you can send us a cheque payable to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 613. We also accept payment at our Branch via cash, credit card or debit card. You can also affect payment by using e-transfer at email@example.com. Under the “comments” section, please insert “Poppy Fund donation.” Please note the best time to visit the Branch is between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., each calendar day. Finally, there are three “Poppy tap boxes” available for use during this year’s campaign. They are located in the Meridian Community Centre, Sobeys, and the Fenwick Pharmacy.
On behalf of all our veterans, we thank you in advance for your continuing support of our Poppy campaign. Pelham residents have always responded favourably to community-based initiatives, and we are hoping you will do so again for our 2022 Poppy campaign!
Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 613
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Fonthill, Ontario L0S 1E0
Phone number: 905-892-6293
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