Media Advisory - Lieutenant Governor to receive first poppy to launch Ontario poppy campaign

    TORONTO, Oct. 27 /CNW/ - Today at Queen's Park, the Hon. David C. Onley
will be presented with the first poppy of the 2008 Ontario poppy campaign by
Mr. Ed Pigeau, 1st Vice President of the Royal Canadian Legion, Ontario
Command. 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 Hon. David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
           Mr. Ed Pigeau, 1st Vice President of the Royal Canadian Legion,
           Ontario Command

    WHAT   Presentation of first poppy, to launch the 2008 Poppy Campaign in

    WHERE  Lieutenant Governor's Suite, Music Room, Legislative Building,
           Queen's Park

    WHEN   Monday 27 October / 10:00 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) 325-7781,; Dave Gordon, Royal Canadian
Legion, Tel. (905) 841-7999,

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