2021

Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Day

Important Dates

  

The 2021 Poppy Campaign begins Friday, 29 October 2021.

 

From 29 October 2021 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.

 

New this year, donations may also be made electronically by scanning the QRS code on the Poppy Tray.

 

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. 


29 October 2021 Poppy Campaign Begins
30 October 2021 Tag Days
06 November 2021 Tag Days
11 November 2021 Remembrance Day Ceremony at Central Park
  Address:  450 King St, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 2C5
  (just west of the Grant Fuhr Agrena, on King Street)
  Please be seated by 10:15 AM, latest
  Ceremony will begin at 10:25 AM

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Due to the COVID019 pandemic and after discussion with the City of Spruce Grove, this year's Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held outside, at Central Park, and thus will be slightly shorter than usual.  It is open to the public.    

The City will be posting a Remembrance Service Announcement. 

  • Please dress warmly.
  • Bring your own chairs - consider bringing a lap blanket and pocket warmers if you have them.
  • Parking will be available nearby; details will be added as they are confirmed.

Wherever you may be, we invite everyone to please observe a moment of silence, at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, to mark the sacrifice of so many.  

Utilization of 2021 Poppy Funds

To date, the following funds have been dispersed, as approved by AB-NWT Command, in compliance with the Poppy Manual. 

  • 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 Homeless Veteran's Provincial Program