Each November the poppy can be found on the lapels and collars of many. This symbolic red flower, a visual symbol of remembrance of those who died in battle, was adopted in Canada in 1921 in no small part due to Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae’s now famous poem, “In Flanders Fields”.
Donations received during the Poppy Campaign raise more than $14 million each year for the support of Veterans and their families. Cadets across Canada contribute every year to this campaign by assisting the Royal Canadian Legion in collecting donations and handing out poppies.
Poppy Day is tomorrow, Saturday October 26th.
Dress of the Day
Please come in full uniform including tie, wedge, tunic. Bring your Cadet issued winter coat (liner and shell), toque and gloves as well.
If you do not yet have a uniform please come in appropriate dress clothing. (no jeans, ripped clothing) A collared shirt and tie is preferred for males. You will likely be outside for the duration of your shift so its important you come dressed appropriately.
Morning Shift: Arrive at 8:30am. Depart 12:30pm
Afternoon Shift: Arrive 11:15am. Depart 4:00pm
Lunch is free and provided for Cadets and drivers before or after your shift.
Due to renovations of the Legion, this year Poppy day will be run from the Victoria Club located at 1300 Victoria Avenue. Parking is in the back.
Screened parents are required to drive Cadets to and from their locations and supervise on-site. If you’re screened, your help is greatly appreciated.