POPPY CAMPAIGN - HONOURING VETERANS IS OUR DUTY
Every year, the Legion conducts the Poppy Campaign to honour those who serve, and to raise funds in support of Veterans and their families. From the last Friday in October to Rememberance Day, all Canadians can be a part of the campaign. Wear a poppy, attend a ceremony, and show your support for those who gave their lives for our Freedom.
Canadians are fiercely proud of our Veterans... and during the period leading up to Remembrance Day, millions of Canadians wear a Poppy as a symbol of national pride and respect, a visual pledge to never forget.
During the Poppy Campaign, thousands of Legion members from coast to coast volunteer their time to distribute poppies and raise millions that will support veterans and their families in need. While Poppies are distributed freely, the Legion truly appreciates the generous donations to the Poppy Funcd in support of serving and retired Veterans and their families.
Thank you for wearing a Poppy and supporting Canada's Veterans.
MALAHAT LEGION BRANCH 134
In 2016 our Malahat Legion had many volunteers who stood outside the many venues in the South Cowichan Region to distribute poppies and wristbands to comemorate Remembrance Day. The support we received from the public was truley amazing.
We also had another group that stuffed the envelopes with poppies for our Mail Out Campaign and over 6,000 envelopes were taken to the area Post Offices so that the residents would receive 2 poopies in the mail. Donations from this campaign was truley excellent. Thank you all very much.
We would also like to thank the many organizations, schools, and stores and individual businesses who supported the Poppy Campaign. These businesses and organizations allways ensures the success of the poppy drive. The following is a list of the many businesses and organizatins in the South Cowichan that suppored the Malahat Legion.
Shawnigan Lake Post Office, Subway Shawnigan, Rexall Shawnigan, Akins & Fraser, Masons, Black Swan, Save on Gas, Chippery, RCMP Shawnigan Detachment, Acacis Lodge, McDonalds, Tim Hortons, Shell Mill Bay, A & W, Mill Bay Mall, Whiskey Grill, Royal Bank, Subway Mill Bay, Honey Pot, Cobble Hill Hall, Island Savings, Pharmasave, Liquor Store, Thrifty Foods, Mill Bay Auto, Serious Coffee, Rusticana Coffee, CIBC, Co-Op, Malahat Post Office, Laughing Lama, Cobble Hill Market, Petro Can, Rona, Cobblestone Liquor, Liquor Plus, Pier 66, Cobble Hill Post Office, Arbutus Ridge Activity Centre, Rock Cod, Ocean View Suites, Great Greens Grocery, Country Grocer, Valley View Gym, Drumroaster Coffee.
The following Schools are, Brentwood School, Shawnigan Lake, Ecole Cobble Hill, Bench Elementary, George Bonner, Frnacis Kelsey, Evergreen and Discovery. Thank You.
AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU GOES OUT TO OUR 2015 POPPY COORDIANATOR DENISE HOLLOWAY