Community deserves praise

Royal Canadian Legion poppy campaign raises nearly $34,000 thanks to Greater Vernon's generosity and respect for Remembrance Day

The Royal Canadian Legion gives its thanks to the residents to Greater Vernon who proudly wore poppies in commemoration of Remembrance Day and demonstrated once again that it is a caring community supporting our veterans and charities.

Our thanks go to all facets of the community, including individuals, clubs and organizations who laid wreathes at Wesbild Centre Nov. 11 in homage to our fallen comrades.

We congratulate our schools and teachers who instructed students in the significance of Canada’s Day of Remembrance and for creating individual Remembrance Day ceremonies, often attended by a veteran as a speaker. Our thanks also go to the many businesses which provided venues for our canvassers.

The poppy campaign was ably supported by legion members, as well as other community organizations such as the Army, Navy, Airforce Veterans Association and the Army, Airforce and Navy Cadets, as well as the Navy League in the canvassing and sale of poppies. And we offer special thanks to Lake City Casinos, which, at no charge to the poppy campaign, processed thousands of dollars of loose collected coins.

Notwithstanding trying economic times, nearly $34,000 was contributed by the citizens of Greater Vernon and it will ultimately be redistributed to needy veterans as well as other worthy community services. These funds are held in trust and are subject to scrutiny and audit at the legion zone and provincial command levels.

The legion thanks all attendees and participants of the Remembrance Day ceremony which was ably supported by the diligent work and assistance of the Wesbild management and staff.

Well done, Vernon.

Jenny Negraiff, poppy

campaign chairperson


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