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
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.