Krista Smith (right) president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 280 pinning the first poppy on Mayor Ken Popove on Oct. 27, 2021 as Sharon Churchill President of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 looks on. The 2021 Poppy Campaign is a combined effort by Branch 4 and Branch 280. It starts Oct. 29 and runs to Nov. 10.

Krista Smith (right) president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 280 pinning the first poppy on Mayor Ken Popove on Oct. 27, 2021 as Sharon Churchill President of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 looks on. The 2021 Poppy Campaign is a combined effort by Branch 4 and Branch 280. It starts Oct. 29 and runs to Nov. 10.

Legion presidents pin poppy on Chilliwack mayor to kick off 2021 Remembrance Day campaign

United campaign between Branches 280 and 4 runs Oct. 29 to Nov. 10

Representatives for the newly united Royal Canadian Legions in Chilliwack were at the All Sappers Memorial Cenotaph on Wednesday to kick off the 2021 poppy campaign with Mayor Ken Popove.

Krista Smith, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 280 and Sharon Churchill, president of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 were at the Vedder cenotaph to pin the first poppy of the season on the mayor.

The 2021 poppy campaign is a combined effort by Branch 4 and Branch 280 starting Fri. (Oct. 29) running to the day before Remembrance Day, Wednesday, Nov. 10.

This year represents the 100th poppy campaign to mark Remembrance Day, commemorated in Victoria on Tuesday with the Royal Canadian Legion’s Command of B.C. and the Yukon presenting 2021’s first poppy in support of veterans to B.C. Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin.

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