The Royal Canadian Legion branches in Parksville, Qualicum Beach and Bowser are getting ready to launch this year’s annual Poppy Campaign.
The nationwide fundraising event will officially start on Oct. 25 in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area and will conclude on Remembrance Day, Nov. 11.
Parskville Legion Branch 49 president Dave Dollis and poppy chair, Shona Rowe, Bowser Legion Branch 211 president Rick Nickerson, Qualicum Beach Legion Branch 76 president Walter Sweet and poppy chair John Humprey got together on Friday to encourage the community to support the poppy campaign.
Donations and funds generated from the event are used to support past and present Canadian veterans and their families within the community.
Wearing a poppy throughout this period demonstrates ongoing support for Canadian veterans. It helps ensure Canadians “never forget.”