Poppy campaign underway

The poppy boxes are out and local cadets will join them around the community this weekend to raise funds to support veterans and local community groups.

Residents will find cadets at the World Under-17 hockey games at the North Peace Arena on Thursday and Saturday, and they will also be out in force at major stores like Wal-Mart, Safeway, Save-On Foods, Home Hardware, and more on Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

article continues below

Funds raised through the legion's annual poppy campaign help support everything from local hospitals, senior care, and graduating students, and Branch 102 in Fort St. John has donated nearly $30,000 to local groups this year.

Funds are also used to support the Veterans Transition Program at the University of British Columbia, which helps military members return to civilian life. 

Remembrance Day ceremonies in Fort St. John begin Saturday, Nov. 11 with a parade at 10 a.m. from the legion. A service will following in the legion auditorium, after which their will be an afternoon of entertainment and a turkey supper.

In Taylor, services run from 10 a.m. to noon at the community hall. The community is encouraged to begin gathering at 10, and there will be a march from the arena to the hall at 10:30.

In Hudson's Hope, services begin at 10:45 a.m. at the district office cenotaph, with refreshments to follow at the community hall. There will be a Veteran's Day Dinner by invitation at 6 p.m. at the hall. If you are a veteran and are not sure if you are on the invitation list, contact the district office at 250-783-9901.



© Copyright Alaska Highway News


NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Alaska Highway News welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus
Alaska Highway People's Choice 2019
Sign Up for our Newsletter!

Popular News

Lowest Gas Prices in Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Fort St John, Tumbler Ridge
British Columbia Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com

Community Event Calendar

Find out what's happening in your community and submit your own local events.