Posted on 10/24/2013, 9:40 am, by mySteinbach

The 2013 Poppy Campaign of the Royal Canadian Legion will begin Friday, October 25th in Steinbach. Steinbach Legion Branch #190 will begin the distribution of thousands of Poppies to local businesses, schools and other venues during this campaign.

The distribution of Poppy boxes to local businesses will be conducted by members of the Steinbach Branch #190 and volunteers from the Stoneybrook Squadron #307 of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet League. Members of the community will also have the opportunity to pick up a Poppy from members of the Air Cadets, Scouts and Guides at Clearspring Mall, Canadian Tire and SuperStore on October 25 and 26 or November 2.

The Poppy has been a symbol of Remembrance since 1921 and is also known internationally as a symbol of collective reminiscence to honour those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. The Poppy Campaign is the foundation of the Legion’s Remembrance Program, which provides Poppies to members of the community as well as the opportunity to participate in Remembrance Day services. The Steinbach Legion Branch #190 will be holding the 2013 Remembrance Day service at the Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church on Monday, November 11th.