Media Advisory - Lieutenant Governor to receive first poppy to launch Ontario Poppy Campaign

    TORONTO, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant
Governor of Ontario, will be presented with the first poppy of the 2007
Ontario Poppy Campaign by Mr. George O'Dair, provincial president of the Royal
Canadian Legion. This marks the start of this year's Poppy Campaign in Ontario
which aims to raise awareness of the service and sacrifice of men and women in
the Canadian Armed Forces.


    Who:   The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

    What:  Presentation of first poppy, to launch the 2007 Poppy Campaign in

    Where: Lieutenant Governor's Suite, Room No. 131, Legislative Building,
           Queen's Park

    When:  Wednesday, 24 October 2007/10:45 am

    The poppy is a national symbol of remembrance for Canadians who have
served in times of war and peace. It was adopted in 1921 by The Great War
Veterans Association, the founding group of the Royal Canadian Legion. Each
year, over 19 million poppies are distributed across Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Nanda Casucci-Byrne, Office of the Lieutenant
Governor, Tel. (416) 325-7780,; Martin Venman, Jr., Royal
Canadian Legion, Tel. (905) 841-7999,

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