It’s Officially Poppy Week

Northeast Town Mayor Al MacNevin, centre, on behalf of the municipality proclaims Poppy Week is starting on Friday, October 28 and will run until Remembrance Day. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 177 President Sue Morin, (right in photo) pins the first poppy of the campaign on Mayor MacNevin and also noted that all proceeds from poppy sales and Remembrance Day wreaths go into a special fund to assist veterans and for very specific community uses. Legion Comrade Roy Eaton, (left in photo) is the communications officer for the Northeastern Ontario region of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Ontario Command.

Comrade Sue Morin and Mayor MacNevin display a Remembrance Day innovation this year: a poppy wristband. Comrade Morin noted these are available at the Legion branch.