TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, 23 October, the Honourable David C. Onley will be presented the first poppy of the 2012 Ontario Poppy Campaign by Mr. Bruce Julian, First Vice President of the Ontario Provincial Command of the Royal Canadian Legion. This presentation marks the launch of this year's Poppy Campaign in Ontario, which aims to raise awareness of the service and sacrifices of women and men in the Canadian Forces.
The poppy is a national and Commonwealth symbol of remembrance for military members that have served in times of war and peace. Since 1921, the poppy has stood as a symbol of remembrance, with over 19 million now being distributed across Canada each year.
|Who:|| The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Mr. Bruce Julian, First Vice President, Ontario Provincial Command, Royal Canadian Legion
|What:||Ceremonial presentation of first poppy to launch 2012 Ontario Poppy Campaign|
|Where:||Music Room, Lieutenant Governor's Suite, Queen's Park (2nd floor entrance)|
|When:||Tuesday, 23 October 2012, 11.00am|
Attending media are asked to arrive by 10.30am
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SOURCE: Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Ms. Ishbel Halliday
Office of the Lieutenant Governor