Our poppy campaign will begin on October 30 and like so many things this year it will be different from any other campaign. This year we will not be able to use the services of the cadet corps whose members spent their weekends during the campaign standing outside in shopping plazas collecting donations.
A Poppy Flag raising ceremony will be held in front of the legion on Friday October 30 starting at 11:45 am. All members are invited to attend. Lunch can be purchased in the lounge after the ceremony.
We need volunteers to distribute poppy boxes on October 30 after the ceremony.
Legion will be open from 3:00 pm—7:00 pm on Tuesday October 27 for volunteers to pick up their boxes. Volunteers are asked to contact the location they are delivering to before Friday. A sheet with talking points will be provided. Boxes are to be picked up from the stores on the afternoon of November 11 or in the morning of November 12 and returned to the legion. We will need volunteers to be at tables set up at Stone Road Mall (Oct31 Nov 1, 6, 7, 8) and at Old Quebec Street Mall (Nov 7). Sign up forms will be found in the front hallway.
We also need volunteers to help count the donations on November 12 and 13. Sign up sheets have been placed in the hallway. You will be contacted regarding day and times.
If coming to the Legion is inconvenient, email David Thompson at email@example.com or call 519 831 4717
WREATH ORDER FORM REQUEST - EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will send you one.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
"In Flanders Fields the poppies blow".
As with many this summer, our Flanders based Instagram follower @katrienhoutmeyers enjoys a recent local visit to Flanders Fields.
For our international visitors, particularly for our short-haul audience from the UK & Ireland, Flanders is open, and we hope to see you all again soon, from across the world.
Please check travel and social distancing restrictions with both your local respective national government and information at your destination before booking and travelling.
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Rev. Mike Dell (top left) led a Service of Remembrance at the Guelph Cenotaph 15 August 2020 joined by Tony Osatchuk, Piper Tyler Bridge, Bob Harkness, Glenniss Sturrock and Glenn Currie colour bearers, also in attendance was Bill Matthews and Mike Seitz
Comrade Troy Bond, leader of the annual Highway of Heroes Motorcycle Ride shared his story for this year…. (edited)
This year we did not travel the Highway of Heroes because of COVID-19 and I did not have approx 25 bikes following me to Trenton and we did not meet up with a couple hundred of bike riders to travel west back...
I felt that although Decoration Day was cancelled this year our Veterans still deserved to have flags placed at their graves.
With the help of fellow Legion Members Moe Ferris, Roy Fagel, Wayne Rahn, Alan Miller, and his wife Bernice, we walked around Woodlawn Cemetery and placed approximately 300 Canadian flags at as many graves as we could find.
C J Taylor is my Great Great Grandfather a Volunteer 85th Nova Scotia Highlander who went up Hill 145 Vimy Ridge in WW1. He was in the last wave to go up the hill when others before his unit had not completed their mission. He was a member of a 3-man Lewis Gun crew. When his commander and other crew member were KIA he continued with the machine gun and ammunition taking out all enemy instalments he encountered and taking a post to hold it overnight. He did survive the mission and the war. And he was awarded the MM for his actions on Hill 145. later moving to Guelph... He is buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park...