Donate to Poppy Campaign Wearing of the poppy to honour those who sacrificed themselves for us in war began in 1921. Funds collected were distributed to the orphans, widows and injured veterans of the First World War. The poppy was chosen as the symbol because of the popularity of Dr. John McCrae’s poem ‘In Flanders Fields’. McCrae was born near here in Guelph and he died during the war, while serving in the Canadian Army Medical Corps. His poem is universal and for all time. The poppy has become the symbol of remembrance all around the world. The poppy appeal has continued for 100 years, driven by volunteers from local branches of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Vimy Legion Branch 145 was founded in 1927. We collaborate with Victory Legion Branch 317 in our poppy appeal which has supported: Parkwood Hospital; Victory Legion’s Save the Brave program against homelessness; Ontario Command’s service dog program for vets and RCMP experiencing PTSD; emergency medical support and The Royal Commonwealth Ex-Servicemen’s League.


PLEASE DONATE

By cheque made out to: VIMY LONDON POPPY TRUST FUND.
mailed to: Treasurer, Vimy Branch 145, PO Box 255572,
London Business Centre, London ON N6C 6B3.

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Online


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By E_Transfer to vimypoppies@gmail.com
Please use remember as the password.


For donations over $20, please add your name, address, and email if you would like a tax receipt.
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