Summerland Legion president Mike Brazeau, left, and poppy chair Doug MacKay, right, present Acting Mayor Doug Patan with the first poppy during a ceremony at Summerland’s municipal hall on Oct. 29. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland Legion president Mike Brazeau, left, and poppy chair Doug MacKay, right, present Acting Mayor Doug Patan with the first poppy during a ceremony at Summerland’s municipal hall on Oct. 29. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland Legion presents first poppy

Remembrance Day ceremony can be viewed online

The Summerland branch of the Royal Canadian Legion began its poppy drive on Friday, Oct. 29 with the presentation of the first poppy.

In a short ceremony at municipal hall, the Legion presented the poppy to Acting Mayor Doug Patan.

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“I’m honoured, on behalf of the mayor and council, to be the recipient of the first poppy of 2021,” Patan said.

The Legion will hold a Remembrance Day service in Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. However, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the service will be a small, closed event, held at the Summerland Legion.

Those who wish to view the service while it is happening may do so by visiting the Summerland Legion website at summerlandlegion.com.

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