What is the Poppy Campaign? Every year, from the last Friday of October to November 11, tens of millions of Canadians wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to honour Canada’s Veterans and remember those who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today.
While the Poppy is distributed freely to all who wish to wear one, the Legion gratefully accepts donations to the Poppy Fund.
All cadets are going to be actively participating in the Poppy Campaign on the following dates
- Thursday November 4, 2021 – 6:30:00AM-9:00PM
- Friday November 5, 2021 – 6:30:00AM-9:00PM
Parents will drop off and pick up at the cadets assigned location.
Dress Uniform is the first choice. If a cadet does not have this uniform, the next option is the Work Dress. If a cadet doesn’t have either of these uniforms, then appropriate civilian attire is then worn. In which ever dress is worn, Cadets should dress to be outdoors with coat/parka, mitts & toque.
Each year, the vigil begins on the Saturday evening and continues through to Sunday afternoon (before Remembrance Day) with the cadets standing still and silent out of respect for fallen soldiers, family members here and gone, and locals who have served or will one day serve
This Saturday November 6 & Sunday November 7, 2021, all cadets are invited to participate by signing up for one or both of the flowing:
- Saturday shifts are scheduled between 12:00PM-11:00PM
- Sunday shifts are scheduled between 9:00AM-12:00PM
Each Cadet will be assigned a 2-hour shift. Cadets can sign up for both days or just one day.
Dress: Dress uniform or work dress (if you don’t have your Dress Uniform), if you have neither wear appropriate civilian. It will be cold out, so make sure that you dress appropriately.
Where: Cadets will meet at the Newmarket Veterans Association. 406 Millard Ave, Newmarket, ON.
- At the start of the shift will be a refresher course on Rifle Drill and what to do while at the Cenotaph. You do not need to know how to do rifle drill to participate – you will be taught.
- Dinner will be provided for those who attend over the 6:00-8:00pm shift on Saturday, Lunch for those between 11:00-1:00pm on Sunday.
- The schedule of assigned shifts will be sent out on Thursday Nov 4th
- You can collect community service hours for this activity
- You will only stay for your two-hour shift
- Proof of vaccination is required
- Masks must be worn.
Family & Friends
Here is how you can commemorate Remembrance Day:
- Wear a poppy.
- Pause on November 11 at 11 am for two minutes of silence.
- Visit the http://newmarketveterans.com/about-us/ and http://www.legionnewmarket.ca/about-br-426
- Fly the Canadian flag.
- Tell us your commitment to remember on social media using the hashtag #CadetsRemember
- Explore Canada’s participation in the Second World War through The Toronto Archives’ the 75thanniversary of the Second World War web exhibit of historical images from that time.
- Visit the Fort York National Historical site, Canada’s largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings and 1813 battle site. It has artifacts online for viewing through the Toronto History Museums Artifact Collection as well as items tagged under “Remembrance Day” that include programmes of Remembrance Day service, proclamations, gold medal, Captain’s uniform jacket and more.