The two most important events on the Royal Canadian Legion calendar are the Service of Remembrance in November and the Poppy Campaign occurring for two weeks immediately preceding November 11.
The Poppy Campaign of Branch 475 raises money to:
a) Assist needy ex-service members and their dependants
b) Provide bursaries to the children and grandchildren of veterans and
c) Help to ensure that our young people are kept aware of the sacrifices made by our veterans.
Monies raised during the Poppy Campaign can also be used to :
a) Support medical training and research, and the provision of community medical appliances which will help in the care of veterans.
b) Fund the purchasing, construction and maintenance of housing and care facilities for elderly disabled persons.
The money raised during the Poppy Campaign is held in the POPPY TRUST FUND is separate from Branch 475 general funds. The money held in the POPPY TRUST FUND can only be used for those purposes stipulated by the Royal Canadian Legion, Dominion Command.
Donations can be made to the POPPY TRUST FUND during the Poppy Campaign or at any time during the year. We are pleased to announce that the POPPY TRUST FUND, BR. 475 has received ?Charitable Designation? and receipts can issued for Income Tax purposes upon request.
We look forward to your support for this very worthwhile cause. Please make donations payable to the POPPY TRUST FUND, BR. 475.
For more information on how you can contribute, please contact Ruth Chapin, Poppy Chairman.
Thank you for your support
Remembrance Day 2013
Check out the pictures in the gallery.
Service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday, closest to November 11 at the Cenotaph in Toledo. Legion members and others marching to the Cenotaph should meet at the Legion at approx. 10:30 a.m. Service begins approximately 10:50 am.
Everyone is invited back to the Legion for light refreshments after the service.
Remembrance Day Photo Gallery
Poster and Literary Winners 2013
Congratulations goes out to the students that advance to the Zone level competition for the Remembrance Day 2012 Poster and Literary Contest. The following were successful in receiving top honours in the Zone competition. They are:
Name School Category Zone Prize
Bethany DeJong HCCS Intermediate Poetry 1st
Kassidy Gainford Pineview Junior Poetry 1st
Samantha Stevenson HCCS Intermediate B/W 2nd
Sarah Dejong HCCS Intermediate Colour 2nd
John VanDodewaard HCCS Junior Colour 2nd
Kylie Jones St. Joseph's Primary B/W 1st
Katie Wells Pineview Junior B/W 1st
You can view some of their successful pieces in the Photo Gallery
Public Speaking 2013
A special thank you goes out to Lillian McNamee and the Brockville Legion, Br. 96 for permitting the students of St. Joseph's School, Toledo to participate in their annual Legion Public Speaking contest.
Two of the students from St. Joseph's School won prizes in the Primary (Grades 1 - 3) Category.
Jayden Marshall - 2nd
Trinity Bailey - 3rd
Congratulations to Jayden and Trinity on their success!
Wall Of Remembrance