Annual Poppy Campaign

2021 Poppy Campaign Starts Friday 29 October 2021

The Royal Canadian Legion’s annual Poppy Campaign runs from the last Friday in October through Remembrance Day. Conducted by over 400 local Legion Branches, coast to coast, the campaign is the single largest source of funds for the Branches to support Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and the RCMP and their families. Each local Branch uses volunteers to organize and run their campaigns with all funds collected staying, in trust, at that Branch. The Branch Executives are accountable for the strict control of the funds and spending goes through a multi-level approval process.

All funds collected during the Poppy campaign stay within our community. Over the five past years, the Byron-Springbank Legion Branch 533 has distributed over $250,000 from our Poppy Fund to support Veterans and their families in our community.

The 2020 Poppy Campaign resulted in $51,889.00 in donation. Those donations have gone to support:

  • Veterans Care Program – Parkwood Institute – $29,680.00
    • Blood pressure monitors
    • Over-Bed tables
    • Chairs for the Veteran’s Library
  • Holy Roller Memorial Preservation Project – $5,000.00
  • Veterans residing in Retirement Homes and Long Term Care facilities: $850.00
  • Other Veteran care initiatives at the Zone and District levels: $800.00
  • Emergency financial support for local Veterans: $500.00
  • Support to Navy League and Royal Canadian Air Cadets: $3,500.00
  • Youth Education Programs in elementary and secondary schools: $600.00

Byron-Springbank Branch 533 volunteers will start delivering Poppy donations boxes to businesses, schools and organizations within our area on the last Friday October.  If you happen to be missed and wish to have a Poppy Donation box for your business, please all 519-472-3300 and a donation box will be delivered.

If you would like assist the Poppy Campaign as Volunteer, please email the Branch at info@rclbr533.ca or call 519-472-3300.

All funds collected during the Poppy campaign stay within our community. During the past year, the Byron-Springbank Legion Branch 533 has distributed over $30,000 from our Poppy Fund to support Veterans and their families in our community. The Fund also supports Youth Education programmes in both elementary and secondary schools.

Byron-Springbank Branch 533 volunteers will start delivering Poppy donations boxes to businesses, schools and organizations within our area on Friday, October 25th. If you happen to be missed and wish to have a Poppy Donation box for your business, please all 519-472-3300 and a donation box will be delivered. If you wish to volunteer to assist with the Poppy campaign, please email info@rclbr533.ca with “Poppy Campaign” in the subject

From National Command: https://legion.ca/news/articles/2021/09/29/legion-s-2021-national-poppy-campaign-set-to-launch

Upcoming Special Events

We are open but operating at a limited capacity. With the current Province of Ontario Level 3 limiting occupancy indoors to the room capacity with tables being 2 metres apart at all times. The Level 3 restrictions do allow singing or dancing, so we can’t hold any dances until further notice.

Our Monthly Calendar is kept up to date.

  • Events include
    • Saturday Meat Draws (3:30-5 PM)
    • Saturday 6 November 2021 – Byron Remembrance Parade
    • Saturday 4 December 2021 – Turkey-rama