Greetings Comrades – our Branch is preparing for this year’s Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Day Service, and we need your assistance in providing support. The 2022 Poppy Campaign runs from October 28, 2022 until November 10, 2022, culminating with our Remembrance Day Parade to the Cenotaph on November 11, 2022.  There are several areas where we will need volunteers to ensure we are able to have a successful campaign. Members needed to deliver the Poppy boxes to store locations throughout Renfrew and surrounding areas. We require members to tag at various sites in Renfrew. This year there are 15 locations to be served with 7 timeslots for each to be filled. Each timeslot is for only a period of 2 hours each. TAGGING will begin on Friday, October 28th @ 12:00 p.m. and end on October 29th @ 3:30 p.m. There is a sign-up chart on the bulletin board leading up to the lounge.  I should remind all that you can volunteer for more than one time slot canvassing as it is normal to have Members take up multiple slots. For those that do we are truly grateful.  I would ask all Members to remember the commitment they made when joining the Legion as to their commitment to the Poppy Campaign. It is through the Poppy Campaign and the generosity of our fellow citizens that, in addition to providing assistance to our Veterans and their families, we foster the Tradition of Remembrance amongst our youth, the leaders of tomorrow.  A number of our Members are busy completing our hand-made Poppy Project. This has meant taking over 2,000 knitted/crochet poppies and stitching them to a mesh backing.  A tremendous thank you to all those involved in this work of art.  There will be a Remembrance Day turkey dinner on Friday, November 11th beginning at 5:30 pm. The cost is $20.00 a person.  In closing, | would ask all Members to think about what Remembrance Day is all about, and how the Poppy Campaign supports our Veterans. We need your help to ensure we can continue to provide that support. This is a call to action to achieve that goal.                                                              Comrade Bruce Ferguson, President/Poppy Chair