Summerland Legion representative Mary Barkwill presents Tammy Carter with a $500 donation for the Summerland Middle School Breakfast Program.

Poppy campaign raises $11,000

The Summerland branch of the Royal Canadian Legion raised more than $11,000 during this year’s poppy campaign.

The Summerland branch of the Royal Canadian Legion raised more than $11,000 during this year’s poppy campaign.

The poppy fund, from the sale of Remembrance Day wreaths and collections from poppy trays, provides money to be used for the benefit of veterans or to promote remembrance in their memory.

“The attendance at this year’s Remembrance Day ceremony indicates the high level of appreciation by Summerlanders of our veterans, past and present,” said Mike Brazeau, president of the Legion branch.

“It is gratifying to see the increasing number of youths participating at the Memorial Park service.

He added that David Gregory and Dave Hill deserve thanks for their initiative in creating the remembrance street banner project.

The banner project has a goal of creating a banner for each of the people listed on the cenotaph in Memorial Park.

There is a banner for every name with a photograph available.

Those who have pictures of veterans named on the cenotaph are asked to drop them off at the Legion, to the attention of John Dorn. All photographs will be returned.

 

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