Raising of Poppy Flag at City Hall; Fundraising Campaign Begins

Today, local veterans and members of the Canadian Legion raised the Poppy Flag in Centennial Square, pinning a poppy on Mayor Lisa Helps to symbolize the official start of the annual fundraising campaign.

The Poppy Campaign is staffed entirely by volunteers through the Canadian Legion. Funds are used to provide financial assistance to serving and former Canadian Armed Forces and their families who are in need.

Poppies are available by donation at City Hall.

First observed in 1919, “Armistice Day” commemorated the armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m., the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. 

This year is the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.