2022 Poppy Campaign

and Remembrance Week

The 2022 Poppy Campaign begins Friday, 28 October 2022. 

 

From 28 October 2022 to Remembrance Day millions of Canadians will wear a Poppy as a symbol of national pride and respect; a visual pledge to never forget.

 

Each year the Legion conducts the Poppy Campaign to honour those who have served, or are currently serving, and to raise funds in support of Veterans and their families.

 

During the Poppy Campaign you will see Poppy Trays in the Spruce Grove and Area Businesses that have offered to place a tray on their counters.  During Tag Days you will also see our Members or Volunteers with Poppy Trays at the entrances of Spruce Grove and Area Businesses. We invite you to take a Poppy and wear it during the Poppy Campaign; donations are appreciated.

 

Electronic donations may also be made by scanning the QRS code on the Poppy Tray; your donation will be sent to the Legion Branch closest to the area code of the credit card holder.

 

The donations to the Poppy Fund directly support Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP, and their families.  Poppy Funds may also be used for purposes such as the relief of disasters, when declared such by the Provincial or Federal Government, where Veterans may be impacted in those communities, and the promotion and administration of Remembrance activities to ensure that Canadians never forget the sacrifices of our Veterans.

 

The Local Branches, each Provincial Command, and the National Command in Ottawa hold their Poppy Funds "in trust", in a specific and separate bank account. The use of these trust funds is strictly controlled, and they are only used to assist Veterans and their families, as permitted by the Legion's Poppy Manual. The funds are never used for the Legion Branches or Commands.

 

Each October, prior to the start of the new Poppy Campaign, we will provide on this website the details of how we utilized the Poppy Campaign Donations from the previous year.

 

28 October 2022 Poppy Campaign begins
29 October 2022 Tag Days
05 November 2022 Tag Days
11 November 2022 Remembrance Day
  TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre
   221 Jennifer Heil Way
   Spruce Grove.  T7X 4J5
  Please be seated by 10:10 am latest

Dispersal of 2021 Poppy Funds

 

Since 31Oct2021, funds have been approved by AB-NWT Command for disbursement in compliance with the Poppy Manual. 

  • Poppy Campaign Expenses
  • Donations to:
    • HiMarc (Heroes iMind, Advocacy and Research Consortium).  HiMARC is a collaborative initiative and provincial hub that aims to develop, evaluate and help implement solutions to improve the resilience, readiness and growth, as well as health and well-being of military members, Veterans, Public Safety Personnel, and their families. 
    • AB-NWT Command Homeless Veteran's Provincial Program
    • AB-NWT Command Poppy Fund
    • Valour Place (a temporary "home away from home" for all Canadian Forces members, RCMP, Families of the Fallen, Veterans and First Responders along with their families who require medical treatment in Edmonton.  It is located near the Royal Alexandra Hospital). 
    • 203 Parkland Navy League Cadet Corps Erwin J. Stolk
  • In addition, approvals are pending for donations to:
    • Copper Sky Lodge-Spruce Grove (where several Veterans reside)
    • The Good Samaritan Society-Spruce Grove (where several Veterans reside)
    • St. Michael's Grove Manor (where several Veterans reside) 
    • Park Place Senior's Living (where several Veterans reside)
    • 755 Parkland Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron