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Royal Canadian Legion Kicks Off Local Poppy Campaign

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 67, in Lindsay raised their poppy flag on Friday October 28, 2022 to mark the start of the Legion’s annual Poppy Campaign.

The Poppy is a powerful symbol of Remembrance. From the last Friday in October to Remembrance Day, millions of Canadians wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to never forget those who served and sacrificed. The red flower also is the symbol of the Legion’s Poppy Campaign, raising funds to support Veterans and their families in need. We invite everyone across the country to show their recognition by proudly wearing this symbol of Remembrance.

Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham and Mayor-Elect Doug Elmslie were both in attendance for the flag-raising ceremony at the Lindsay Legion along with Poppy Chair, Brenda Elliott and President of Branch 67, Wally Tomasik.

The poppy flag-raising ceremony is the start of the Legion’s Poppy Campaign which comes to completion with the Legion’s Remembrance Day on Friday November 11.

Local Remembrance Day Events

Join the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 67, in Lindsay on November 11 for their Remembrance Day parade and service.

The parade will meet in front of the Royal Canadian Legion on 12 York Street North at 8:30am. It will step off around 8:45am and march to St. Paul’s Anglican Church for a 9am Remembrance Day Church Service. Upon completion of the Church Service, the parade will form up at approximately 10:05am and march to the Lindsay Cenotaph where an Act of Remembrance and Service will take place.

After the Act of Remembrance and Service, approximately 11:30am, the parade will form up and march back to Branch 67 of the Royal Canadian Legion for dismissal.

Notice to the public: if you wish to have a pre-laid wreath put at the cenotaph, please contact the Legion’s office so we can read out the names representing the wreath on Remembrance Day. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Legion.

A local Remembrance Day Service will be held at the Oakwood Cenotaph on November 11 at 10:45am. The Oakwood Cenotaph is located at 1010 Eldon Road, Kawartha Lakes, ON.

Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls have not released information on ceremonies at this time.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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