November 11, 2020
Unfortunately due to COVID-19, this is no longer a public event and the location has been changed.
2020 Poppy Campaign
The Royal Canadian Legion’s 2020 National Poppy Campaign will begin on October 30th this year, following the tradition of launching it on the last Friday in October.
In most locations, traditional poppy boxes will accept coins and donors will receive poppies as usual. Because of the challenges presented by COVID-19 restrictions, the Streetsville Legion Branch 139 will not be placing volunteers at business entrances and other public locations.
Close to 20 million dollars is donated during the National Poppy Campaign each year and goes directly into supporting Veterans.
This is achieved through critical programs and initiatives pertaining to a range of issues such as homelessness, food insecurity, operational stress injury, and the application process for receiving government benefits. Donated funds also support Veteran families and communities, and help promote Remembrance.
This year Branch 139 is asking that donations be made to support the Poppy Campaign. Please donate by cheque payable to “Streetsville Legion Branch 139”. Donations can be sent by mail or dropped off at the Branch mailbox at “101 Church St. Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 1M6”. Thank you.