Westboro Legion Poppy
Last Friday in October to November 11
Did you know?
As a sign of respect, some
place their poppies at the base of the cenotaph
at the end of the Remembrance Day ceremony.
You should wear your poppy
close to your heart:
The poppy was first adopted
as a symbol of Remembrance in 1921.
The poppy is …
symbol of our collective reminiscence.
pledge to always remember those who fell
small but mighty symbol of our gratitude.
promise to never forget those who sacrificed
Wearing lapel poppies to
express our gratitude to those who sacrificed so much for
our country is an enduring Canadian tradition.
Each year, our branch distributes poppy donation boxes
within our local boundaries, primarily to businesses and
schools. All donations go to the Westboro Legion Poppy Trust
Fund, a bank account separate from the branch general funds
and cannot be used for any purpose other than those
Westboro Legion volunteers also staff poppy tables with a
tap-and-pay machine option in high-traffic locations.
Our donation boxes are distributed within our local
boundaries, primarily to businesses and schools. All
donations go to the Westboro Legion Poppy Trust Fund, a bank
account separate from the branch general funds. Your
donation cannot be used for any purpose other than those
Those interested in having one or more poppy boxes at their
location should get in touch with the branch in early to
mid-October. Call 613-725-2778 or email:
Your poppy donations make a difference.
Poppy funds are held in trust in an account separate from
the branch’s general funds and cannot be used for any
purpose than those stipulated. This includes but is not
• assisting veterans and
their families with such necessities of life as food and
• providing comforts to veterans and their
widows/widowers when they are hospitalized or in
long-term care facilities;
• setting up educational bursaries for children and
grandchildren of veterans;
• contributing to funding for medical research and
• helping veterans deal with any questions they may have
about pensions, disability and other assistance offered
Whether they are Legion
members or not, all serving and former servicemen and women
and/or their dependents are eligible to apply for financial