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Legion’s Virtual Poppy Drop

The Legion’s Virtual Poppy Drop is back on October 27 through November 11 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. each night. This visual display of Remembrance will feature 117,000 Poppies, one for each of Canada’s Fallen, as they cascade down Centre Block on Parliament Hill. ‘The Last Post’ will be played on the Peace Tower bells by Dominion Carillonneur Dr. Andrea McCrady before the first Poppy falls on the first night. Can’t witness the first Poppy drop in person? Tune in to Facebook Live on the Royal Canadian Legion Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/CanadianLegion/ each evening at 6:30 p.m. EST.
La Pluie virtuelle de coquelicots de la Légion sera de retour à compter du 27 octobre, et ce, jusqu’au 11 novembre, tous les soirs de 18 h 30 à 21 h 30. Cet affichage visuel du Souvenir présentera quelque 117 000 coquelicots – un pour chaque Canadien mort au combat – tombant en cascade sur l’édifice du Centre de la Colline parlementaire. Il est à noter que pour le tout premier soir seulement, juste avant la « tombée » de la Pluie virtuelle de coquelicots, le carillonneur du Dominion, la Dre Andrea McCrady, jouera la « Sonnerie aux morts » sur le carillon de la Tour de la Paix. Vous ne pouvez être présent en personne à cet événement? Visitez Facebook Live sur la page Facebook de La Légion royale canadienneà l’adresse https://www.facebook.com/CanadianLegion/ chaque soir à compter de 18 h 30 (HNE).

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The Poppy Campaign begins soon!

From Dominion Command.

Poppy season is almost upon us

From October 27 until Remembrance Day, millions of Canadians will wear a poppy to show their support for our Veterans, and honour those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

While poppies are given out freely to anyone who wants one, any donations to the Poppy Fund support Canada’s Veterans and their families.

In order to make this show of support happen, we rely on Legionnaires to help distribute poppies in cities and towns across the country. Contact your local Branch today to volunteer for the Poppy Campaign and make a difference for Canada’s Veterans!

Thank you for supporting our athletes

We owe a huge thank you to all our Branches and Legionnaires for all their hard work helping make the Invictus Games National Flag Tour and the Games themselves such a huge success! Check out the cross-Canada photo gallery to see the impact the Games had thanks to our members.

Visit the Invictus photo gallery

Overcoming all obstacles
The inspirational athletes at the 2017 Invictus Games are proof that anything is possible, no matter the obstacle. Hear from double gold medalist Michael Trauner as he explains how trying is the first step to success.

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Rolling out the red carpet
Invictus Games athletes deserve the VIP treatment, and they got it! We spoke with two Officers from the Toronto Police/OPP Motor Unit who were honoured to escort the athletes to and from their competitions in style.

Watch the video

The event of a century
Fans across Canada headed to Toronto to support the athletes in the 2017 Invictus Games, including 101-year-old Veteran & Legionnaire Norm Baker. Get Norm’s take on this exciting athletic event, and hear his unexpected Invictus experience.

Meet Norm

Honour your loved ones
Pay tribute to your friends and relatives who have served Canada by submitting a photograph for the Legion’s Virtual Wall of Honour and Remembrance. The photos will be displayed prior to the National Remembrance Day ceremony on November 11.

Submit a photo

The updated Poppy Store is now live
The new Poppy Store is now online! Now it’s easier than ever to find the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one. All proceeds from the Poppy Store help the Legion honour, support and advocate for Canada’s Veterans.

Shop the Poppy Store

Support Veterans while you shop

Our partners at MBNA are giving Legion members the chance to make a difference with their everyday purchases with the Legion Platinum Plus Mastercard. Over nearly two decades, MBNA has helped the Legion raise over $1.5 million in proceeds.

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Poppy Campaign @ Digital Moose Lounge’s Thanksgiving

Here are some images that the Digital Moose Lounge and the Canadian Studies Program at Berkeley shared with us from their Thanksgiving dinner earlier this evening.  This was the first event that distributed poppies at during our 2017 Poppy Campaign.