Flag-raising ceremony set for Oct. 26

Remembrance Day poppy drive set to kick off this month

The Qualicum Beach Legion is gearing up in a big way to launch its annual poppy campaign, says Branch 76 spokesperson Joan Lane.

The campaign will kick off with a flag-raising ceremony at the Legion on Friday, Oct. 26 at 9:30 a.m., where mayor Teunis Westbroek will say a few words and have the ceremonial first poppy pinned to his lapel before Legion members and their supporters fan out across the community to   raise sorely needed funds to support veterans in the community. Last year’s campaign raised $18,500 and organizers are hoping to do at least as well this year.

The campaign, Lane said, runs for two weekends and will see members of both the air cadets, sea cadets and Navy League joining their veteran elders in the campaign.

Overall, said Legion padre Brian Kirby, as many as 150 people will be looking for donations outside the liquor store, Quality Foods, Dolly’s Home Hardware, Deez Pub, the Frontiersman Pub in Coombs and other locations. Look for them on Oct. 26-27 and Nov. 2-3.  Trays of poppies will also be placed at various locations throughout the community.



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