2019 Poppy Campaign

Important Dates

The Poppy Campaign will start on 26 October 2019, and conclude on Remembrance Day.

 

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.  Please take a Poppy and wear it during the Poppy Campaign; donations are appreciated.

 

During Tag Days you will also see our Members, with Poppy Trays, at the entrances of Spruce Grove and Area Businesses. 

 

The donations received from the public are placed into a Poppy Trust Fund. They are only permitted to be used for the purposes detailed in the Poppy Manual of The Royal Canadian Legion.  Poppy donations are not permitted to be used by the Legion Branches for their operating expenses. Each October, prior to the start of the new Poppy Campaign, we will provide on this website the details of how the Poppy Campaign Donations from the previous year were utilized by our Branch.

26 Oct 2019 Tag Days
02 Nov 2019 Tag Days
09 Nov 2019 Mini Tag Days
11 Nov 2019 Remembrance Day

Utilization of 2019 Poppy Funds

During the 2019 Poppy Campaign you contributed $40,730 to the Spruce Grove Legion’s Poppy Fund.  To date, $9,000 has been dispersed in compliance with the Poppy Manual, with many requests awaiting approval from The Alberta-Northwest Territories Provincial Command.  This includes:

  • Assistance to Veterans in Need
  • Poppy Campaign Expenses
  • Educational bursaries to Children, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren of Veterans
  • Donation to Copper Sky Lodge Spruce Grove (where several Veterans reside) – approval pending
  • Donation to The Good Samaritan Society-Spruce Grove (where several Veterans reside) – approval pending
  • Donation to St. Michael's Grove Manor (where several Veterans reside) – approval pending
  • Donation to 755 Parkland Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron – approval pending
  • Donation to Parkland Navy League Cadet Corps Erwin J. Stolk – approval pending