Local Legion delivers first poppies of 2022

Members of the local Legion branch delivered a poppy to Harrison Hot Springs mayor Leo Facio on Thursday, Oct. 27. The official poppy campaign began the following day, Friday, Oct. 28. (Adam Louis/Observer)Members of the local Legion branch delivered a poppy to Harrison Hot Springs mayor Leo Facio on Thursday, Oct. 27. The official poppy campaign began the following day, Friday, Oct. 28. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Mayor Sylvia Pranger receives the ceremonial first poppy on behalf of the District of Kent. (Adam Louis/Observer)Mayor Sylvia Pranger receives the ceremonial first poppy on behalf of the District of Kent. (Adam Louis/Observer)

The traditional first poppies from the Royal Canadian Legion have been delivered to local officials, kicking off this year’s Remembrance Day poppy campaign.

Legion Branch 32 president Frank Stover and Second Vice President Carol Breland delivered poppies to Harrison Hot Springs Mayor Leo Facio and District of Kent Mayor Sylvia Pranger.

Poppies are sold at several locations throughout Agassiz, Harrison, Rosedale, Popkum and Bridal Falls.

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Every year, the first poppy is delivered to Canada’s Governor-General and to officials across the country.

The poppy campaign runs from the final Friday in October to Nov. 11, during which time tens of millions of Canadians wear a poppy in honour of Canada’s veterans and those who lost their lives for their freedom. While poppies are freely given, the Legion is grateful to accept donations wherever poppies are sold and online through MyPoppy.ca, which will be active starting Friday, Oct. 28.


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