Due to COVID-19, the Parksville Royal Canadian Legion, Mt. Arrowsmith Branch will not have a parade and ceremonies will be shortened for Remembrance Day celebration on Nov. 11. (PQB News File Photo)

Due to COVID-19, the Parksville Royal Canadian Legion, Mt. Arrowsmith Branch will not have a parade and ceremonies will be shortened for Remembrance Day celebration on Nov. 11. (PQB News File Photo)

Parksville Legion to launch poppy campaign ahead of Remembrance Day

Canvassers to observe strict COVID-19 protocols

The Parksville Royal Canadian Legion Mount Arrowsmith Branch 49 will launch its poppy campaign on Oct. 30.

A flag ceremony will be held on that day at 10 a.m. A representative of Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne will be presented with the first poppy on his behalf to officially start the canvassing.

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Strict COVID-19 protocols will be observed throughout the campaign that will end on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m.

An abbreviated Remembrance Day Ceremony will take place on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the cenotaph behind city hall.

There will be no parade and wreaths will be placed at the cenotaph before the ceremony. Social distancing protocols will be observed throughout. Only 50 people will be permitted in the marked off area directly in front of the cenotaph.

— NEWS Staff

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