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ELECTION RESULTS
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
jm

It was K-W Poppy Fund election night at the ANAF Monday May 8th 2017. Here are the results: Chairman - JIM MEYER Vice Chairman - STAN HOWIE Treasurer - JIM FRASER Secretary - MARY ANNE JANTZI P.R.O. - BOB BERG Liaison Officer - BRYAN MELCHIN All positions were acclaimed. (Read 622 times)

Big Crowd at Awards/Major Donations night Mar 31
Saturday, April 01, 2017
CmC/jm

At the annual Poster & Literary awards night, March 31st at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 412, a standing room only crowd was on hand to receive their awards and support the winners. Eighteen schools participated this year, and there were a total of 310 entries. One hundred and two Branch...
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THANKS TO THE KITCHENER RANGERS!
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
CMc/jm

The Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club has just delivered a cheque to the K-W Poppy Fund for $4,437 , representing a portion of the funds raised from auctioning the Remembrance Jerseys. This brings the Rangers' total donations since 2004 just shy of $130,000! We thank them for their continued...
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THANKS K-W!
Sunday, November 13, 2016
jm

Another Poppy Campaign has come to a close, and once again the good people of Kitchener-Waterloo have been most generous. Your help will ensure that we can continue to fulfill our mandate to aid our Veterans in need , and to promote Remembrance . Thanks to all the volunteers , the...
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56 Years of Last Post
Thursday, November 10, 2016
SAMANTHA BEATTIE (Chronicle)/jm

After more than half a century of trumpeting the Last Post for hundreds of people every Remembrance Day, Jim Fraser still gets butterflies. “Oh yeah I get nervous, even now,” said Fraser. “You’re out there and all those people are waiting to hear you.” The...
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Link to Photos of the 2016 opening
Monday, November 07, 2016
jm

Photos of the 2016 opening, courtest Comrade James Conrad, can be viewed here (you may need to copy and paste the link into your browser) https://goo.gl/photos/odCy9t4EiUGyKQLv6  (Read 1231 times)

REMEMBRANCE RADIO SHOW Nov 10th
Sunday, November 06, 2016
jm

Kitchener Alderman Zyg Janecki would like everyone to know that his Thursday night (9 pm-11pm) show on 98.5 CKWR will be his annual REMEMBRANCE theme broadcast. (Read 1181 times)

OPENING DAY BRINGS BACK MEMORIES
Friday, November 04, 2016
SAMANTHA BEATTIE (Chronicle)/jm

The HMCS Claquat was one of the first ships out of Halifax on Christmas Eve in 1944. Related Stories Valiant Hearts recognizes the role... It was the ship Waterloo native Jack Gough’s friend was stationed on. It was the ship hit and sunk by a German u-boat torpedo. Gough, now 92, was...
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NOVEMBER 11th PARADE DETAILS
Saturday, October 22, 2016
CM/jm

2016 Remembrance Day Parade Information   Vigil by Cadets at both sites (from Dusk on November 10 th until the End of Service on November 11 th )     KITCHENER Due to the construction of the LRT, Kitchener has a change of Location from the Kitchener...
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List of LOCAL REMEMBRANCE EVENTS
Saturday, October 22, 2016
CM/jm

Here is a list of upcoming REMEMBRANCE ACTIVITIES locally -   ZONE C-2 - 9 th ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY Saturday, October 29, 2016 Memory Gardens Reception Centre & Cemetery 2723 Victoria Street North, Kitchener (Breslau) Form-up by Arbor Memorial at 1:30 p.m....
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CAMPAIGN STARTS OCT 28TH
Friday, October 21, 2016
jm

Everyone is invited to attend the opening ceremonies for this year's Poppy Campaign , Friday October 28th, 11 a.m, 316 Marsland Drive Waterloo. The first Poppies of the campaign will be presented to local dignitaries, and we will raise the Poppy Flag for the duration of the Campaign. A...
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Thanks to the auditors!
Thursday, October 20, 2016
jm

The K-W Poppy Fund wishes to extend sincere Thanks to Comrades Peter Whitehall and Ken Meinzinger for completing the annual audit of the K-W Poppy Fund financials. Once again, Peter and Ken completed this annual task in a timely manner, and gave of their time and expertise completely free of...
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VIRTUAL POPPY DROP IN OTTAWA
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
DOMINION COMMAND/jm

To mark the launch of the 2016 Remembrance period and to strengthen the importance of educational awareness and the collective reminiscence of a grateful nation, The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command has undertaken a significant event to not only help launch the Poppy Campaign, but to...
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K-W POPPY FUND ANSWERS THE CALL FROM ALBERTA
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
jm

The call went out to all Poppy Funds in Canada, and we were pleased to be able to answer that call. Following an emergency eMeeting of the K-W Poppy Fund Executive, and approval of Ontario Command of the Royal Canadian Legion, the K-W Poppy fund has donated $450 to the Alberta Command's...
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Presentations at District "C" Spring Convention
Saturday, April 16, 2016
jm

In Owen Sound Branch April 10th 2016, Chairman Jim Meyer presented $5,000 to the Ontario Command/L.A.Bursary Fund, $5,000 to the Ontario Provincial Poppy Fund (supports the Provincial Service Officer Programme), and $2,500 to the Ontario Command Homeless Veterans Fund. Our thanks to the good...
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AWARDS/MAJOR DONATIONS NIGHT
Saturday, April 02, 2016
jm

At the annual Poster & Literary awards night, April 1st at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 412, a standing room only crowd was on hand to receive their awards and support the winners. Twenty-one schools participated this year, and there were a total of 339 entries. One hundred and one...
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Poppy production for 2016 now underway
Thursday, February 25, 2016
CFRA.COM/jm

Remembrance Day may be months away, but an Ottawa company is already hard at work producing poppies, wreaths and other material for the Royal Canadian Legion. In the TRICO evolution warehouse on Antares Drive, employees staple grass onto wreath and cross forms in one room. In another, a large...
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THANKS K-W!
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
jm

Once again, the generosity of Kitchener-Waterloo citizens will allow us to act on our mandate of assisting Veterans and promoting Remembrance. Over $220,000 was collected this year, with over $130,000 of that from the counter-top boxes in stores and other establishments, and from citizens...
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Thanks to the auditors
Friday, November 13, 2015
jm

A big "Thank You" is due to Comrades Ken Meinzinger and Peter Whitehall for performing the annual audit of the K-W Poppy Fund accounts. They have kindly provided this service at no cost to the Poppy Fund. (Read 2477 times)

THANKS TO THE KITCHENER RANGERS HOCKEY CLUB!
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
CmC/jm

The Kitchener Rangers organisation has just presented a cheque to the K-W Poppy Fund in the amount of $5,712.50 This makes a total, since 2004, of $124,676.23 the Club has donated to the fund. We sincerely thank them for their continued support. (Read 2409 times)

WHY WEAR A POPPY - the video
Sunday, November 01, 2015
YOUTUBE/jm

Why Wear A Poppy - Directed by Greg Spieser, Written By Mikelle Virey, Based on the Poem by Don Crawford, Co-Produced by Jeff Knoll and Michael Heuthe This is a great video for anyone who wants the answer to that question. (Read 2508 times)

2015 CAMPAIGN STARTS OCT 30TH
Sunday, October 25, 2015
jm

Everyone is welcome to join us at 316 Marsland Drive in Waterloo on Friday October 30th at 12 noon, for our Campaign Kick-off 2015. As usual, we will be presenting the first poppies of the campaign to the Regional Chairman and the two Mayors, as well as raising the Poppy Flag. After...
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Good turnout for Why We Remember Week
Saturday, October 24, 2015
jm

Once again, The K-W Poppy Fund's annual "Why We Remember Week" was a success. The annual "Remembrance 101" is presented under the auspices of RCL Branch 530, with the assistance of Members of other Veterans Service Organisations. This year, we escpecially thank RCL Branch 412 for providing the...
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Poppy House CLOSED
Monday, August 17, 2015
jm

As of June 9th, the Poppy House at 21 Regina St N is closed. We now await preparation of our new office, inside the new Branch 530 at 316 Marsland Dr. We are still in business , of course, and there are three ways to reach us- By Phone - (519) 885-1001 By email - kwpoppyfund@bellnet.ca...
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Poppy Fund at Bluevale's Commencement
Friday, June 26, 2015
jm

K-W Poppy Fund Chairman Jim Meyer and Vice-Chairman Stan Howie were proud to attend the Bluevale Collegiate 2015 Commencement on June 25th, to present the Annual John Couch Memorial Bursaries. This years recipients were chosen by staff, as the students who exhibited the same qualities of...
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OBITUARY - Joan Westman
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
jm

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Joan Westman on June 9th 2015 at KW Hospital. Joan, along with husband Bob, spearheaded the annual Poppy Campaign at the ANAF Unit 247 for many years, and she will be sorely missed. Joan was a longtime Legionnaire, as well as a member...
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NSD Rededicates PTSD training centre
Saturday, June 06, 2015
jm

On June 6th 2015, at the National Service Dogs Training centre near Galt, a ceremony was held officially naming their PTSD dog training centre as the Rear Admiral Denis Boyle Training Centre. The Retired Rear Admiral passed on in August of 2014, and bequeathed a substantial donation to National...
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ELECTION RESULTS
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
jm

Here is the list of elected Officers and Executive for the 2015-1017 term - Chairman - Jim Meyer Vice-Chairman - Stan Howie Treasurer - Jim Fraser Secretary - Mary Anne Jantzi PRO - Bob Berg Liason Officer - Jack Gough (Read 2757 times)

NEW MAILING ADDRESS
Thursday, May 14, 2015
CmC/jm

After 33 years on Regina Street North in Waterloo, we will soon have an office inside the new home of the Royal Canadian Legion, Waterloo Branch No. 530 located at 316 MARSLAND DRIVE, WATERLOO ON. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - OUR NEW MAILING ADDRESS K-W POPPY FUND PO BOX 37 STN WATERLOO...
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NOMINATIONS HELD
Monday, April 20, 2015
jm

The nomination meeting for the 2015/2016 Executive of the K-W Poppy Fund was held Monday April 20th at Br 412. The nominations are : CHAIRMAN Jim Meyer Stan Howie VICE CHAIRMAN Stan Howie Jim Meyer SECRETARY Mary Anne Jantzi TREASURER Jim Fraser ...
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Major Donations presented March 27th
Saturday, March 28, 2015
jm

Our major donations from the 2014 campaign were presented at the annual Literary/Poster Awards night, at Branch 412 March 27th. K-W Hospital received $20,000 towards the purchase of ventilators, Freeport received $10,000 for new mattresses, St.Mary's General Hospital Foundation received...
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Thank You K-W!
Saturday, February 21, 2015
jm

The K-W Poppy Fund wishes to humbly thank the good citizens of Kitchener and Waterloo for making 2014 one of the best campaigns ever. Total donations, as of December 10th 2014, were up almost 13% over the same period one year ago. Your kindness and generosity has ensured that the K-W Poppy...
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CLOSED Jan 28-Feb 10 inclusive
Saturday, January 24, 2015
jm

Please note the Poppy House will be closed from Wednesday January 28th , reopening the morning of Wednesday February 11th. In the event of an emergency, kindly email the Chairman directly at 530events@bell.net (Read 3262 times)

WHY WEAR A POPPY?
Sunday, November 09, 2014
Don Crawford

“Please wear a Poppy”, the lady said and held one forth, but I shook my head, Then I stopped and watched as she offered them there, And her face was old and lined with care; But beneath the scars the years had made There remained a smile that refused to fade. A boy came whistling down the...
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ANOTHER BIG DONATION FROM THE RANGERS
Friday, November 07, 2014
jm

The K-W Poppy Fund wishes to thank The Kitchener Rangers for their generous donation of $7,020.20 from the 2013 Remembrance on Ice event. Over the past ten years, the Rangers organisation has donated $70,340.50 from the Remembrance on Ice events, and a whopping $48,623.23 from the 2008...
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WHY WE REMEMBER WEEK A GREAT SUCCESS
Saturday, November 01, 2014
JAMES JACKSON (Chronicle)/jm

War is hell and freedom isn’t free — just a few of the lessons passed on to some 1,500 elementary school students in Waterloo last week at the local legion. Why We Remember Week is an annual educational program presented by the K-W Poppy Fund under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Legion...
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JOIN US FOR OPENING DAY
Saturday, October 25, 2014
jm

***PHOTOS NOW IN THE GALLERY***Everyone is welcome to join us Friday October 31st at the Poppy House, 21 Regina St N Waterloo, for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2014 Poppy Campaign. Commencing at 11 a.m., we will present the ceremonial First Poppies to local dignitaries, we will raise the...
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A MESSAGE FROM DOMINION COMMAND
Friday, October 24, 2014
LEGION DOMINON COMMAND/jm

Given recent events, Canadians across the country have been asking the Legion to start the Poppy Campaign early. The Legion understands and fully appreciates Canadian’s desire to find ways to show their support now. However, with the Poppy Campaign only one week away, changing the date is not as...
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First Poppy presented to Governor-General
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
DOMINON COMMAND/jm

OTTAWA, October 21, 2014 – Tom Eagles, Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion, presented His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and Patron of The Royal Canadian Legion, with the symbolic First Poppy today at Rideau Hall...
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K-W POPPY FUND at BLUEVALE COMMENCEMENT
Saturday, June 28, 2014
jm

K-W Poppy Fund Chairman Jim Meyer and Vice-Chairman Stan Howie were proud to attend the Bluevale Collegiate 2014 Commencement on June 26th, to present the Annual John Couch Memorial Bursaries. This years recipients were chosen by staff, as the students who exhibited the same qualities of...
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CLOSED FOR DOMINION DAY WEEKEND
Saturday, June 28, 2014
jm

Please note that the Poppy House will be closed Monday June 30th and Tuesday July 1st in honour of Canada's birthday. Reopening Wednesday July 2nd. (Read 3842 times)

OBITUARY - Comrade CHARLIE POWELL
Sunday, May 18, 2014
ERB GOOD/jm

Sadly, the local Poppy Campaign has lost another unsung hero. Comrade Charlie was Powell was a dedicated Poppy worker at Branch 50 for years. When he wasn't out tagging, he was preparing boxes for distribution. Charlie passed away peacefully at home on Friday evening, May 16, 2014 after a...
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Poppy House closed until Tuesday May 20th
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
jm

The K-W Poppy Fund office is closed until Tuesday May 20th, while Cathy deals with an urgent family matter. We wish Cathy's dear Mother, an important volunteer with the organisation, all the best with her surgery, and are certain evrything will work out. In the event of an emergency,...
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WALMART FAIRVIEW COMES THROUGH AGAIN
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
ALF ASH/jm

Walmart Canada Presented a Cheque to Branch #50 Poppy Chairman Michael Fenton, this is their contribution to the K-W Poppy Fund. This is from the Walmart store at Fairview Mall in Kitchener, Ontario. Picture shows Michael Fenton with Cheque at Branch #50 (Fred Gies). Branch #50 would...
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OBITUARY - Dave Kirk
Monday, April 21, 2014
jm

We are saddened to hear of the passing on Easter Sunday of Dave Kirk . Dave was a long-time hard worker for the K-W Poppy Fund, assisting with deliveries to stores and schools, loading and unloading countless boxes of poppies, counting coins for hours on end, and a myriad of other volunteer...
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K-W Poppy Fund at Legion Convention
Monday, April 14, 2014
jm

At the Legion District "C" Convention April 12th and 13th, K-W Poppy Fund Chairman Jim Meyer proudly presented some major disbursments as follows: $5,000 to the Bursary Programme , which provides help for post-secondary education to needy Veterans and their children and grandchildren, as well...
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Major donations/Poster & Literary awards night
Saturday, March 29, 2014
CmC/jm

There was a full house at Branch 412 for the K-W Poppy Funds annual Poster and literary Contest awards night March 28th. Chairman Jim Meyer and Vice-Chairman Stan Howie presented $10,000 to Susan Dusick of St. Mary's General Hospital towards their Arrhythmia programme. Kim Wilhelm of the Grand...
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In Memory of Howard Conrad
Thursday, March 20, 2014
jm

The K-W Poppy Fund wishes to thank the Family, Friends and Acquaintances of the late Howard Conrad for their generosity. To date, over $3,600 has been donated to the fund in Memory of Howard. (Read 4021 times)

Thanks! to Trinity Village
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
jm

Thanks to all who attended the annual Poor Boys' Luncheon at Trinity Village. Trinity Village donated the profits, almost $800.00 , to the K-W Poppy Fund, and we Thank them sincerely. (Read 4507 times)

Thanks! to the Volunteer auditors
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
jm

We wish to Thank Peter Whitehall , and Ken Meinzinger , two very mathematically-minded Members of RCL Br 50, for completing the independent audit of the K-W Poppy Fund's books. These two Comrades performed this service at no charge , and we sincerely appreciate their efforts. (Read 4271 times)

THANKS K-W!
Saturday, November 16, 2013
jm

We have concluded another successful Poppy Campaign, and a huge number of "Thank Yous" are certainly in order. The K-W Poppy Fund wishes to thank the many volunteers who gave of their time and energy to distribute Poppies at numerous stores and businesses throughout Kitchener and Waterloo....
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Thanks!
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
CmC/jm

We wish to Thank Julie Fiaschetti of "Women on a Roll" for donating the paint, and volunteering her efforts to repaint all of the white trim at the Poppy House in preparation for November 11th. Also Thanks to Comrade Murray Weldon of Branch 50, for policing the grounds. Beuatiful job. Your...
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"Poor Boy Luncheon" - November 7th
Sunday, October 27, 2013
LUZ RENDON/jm

Trinity Village, 2727 Kingsway Dr in Kitchener, in association with Remedy's Rx specialty pharmacy, will once again be hosting their Poor Boy's Luncheon for Veterans", on Thursday November 7th, from noon - 1 p.m. Enjoy a wonderful meal, reconnect with some old friends, or maybe make new ones....
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Remembrance radio show - Nov 7th
Sunday, October 27, 2013
jm

Kitchener Alderman Zyg Janecki will be hosting a special "Remembrance Edition" of his weekly Starlight Concert radio programme on CKWR, Thursday November 7th from 9 - 11 p.m. WWII dispatch rider Harry Watts will be Zyg's special guest, and Zyg will be playing many selections from his personal...
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RANGERS DONATE OVER $9000 to POPPY FUND
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
CMc/jm

The K-W Poppy Fund thanks the Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club for their donation of $9,205.50, from the auction of their 2012 Remembrance Jerseys. We hold the Rangers in very high regard for their continuing efforts to support our Campaign. (Read 4337 times)

Poppy Campaign starts Friday Oct 25th
Sunday, October 20, 2013
jm

PHOTOS NOW IN THE GALLERY Everyone is invited to join us at the Poppy House, 21 Regina St N in Waterloo for the annual Campaign Kick-off. The event takes place at 11 a.m., Friday October 25th. Local dignitaries will receive the "first Poppy", and the Poppy Flag wil be raised, to be flown for...
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Symbolic First Poppy presented to Governor-General
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Dominon Command News Release

Gordon Moore, Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion, presented His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and Patron of The Royal Canadian Legion, with the symbolic First Poppy today at Rideau Hall. Her Excellency Sharon...
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TELEPHONE FRAUD WARNING
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Past ZC Lynda Hagedorn/jm

IMPORTANT MESSAGE from Lynda Hagedorn's Facebook Page Please read the below message from our President Chuck, I might add that VAC or The Royal Canadian Legion do not do any soliciting at all. Helping our Veterans comes from the Poppy Campaign. THIS DEFINITELY IS FRAUD and I would suggest you...
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OBITUARY - long time volunteer DOREEN JACOBS
Monday, September 23, 2013
KW RECORD/jm

JACOBS, Doreen (Millet) Passed away quietly after a lengthy illness on Friday evening, September 20th 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital Kitchener. She will be sadly missed by her Legion comrades and many friends. Doreen volunteered for more than twenty-five years on The Poppy Fund, one of our...
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Announcement re: MOBILITY APPLIANCES
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
jm

Due to liability issues, sadly, the Poppy House is no longer taking on the responsibility of either accepting, or loaning out, mobility appliances, such as walkers, canes, wheelchairs, scooters, etc. Any Veteran, or surviving spouse of a Veteran, in need of such items is asked to contact...
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John Couch Bursary Presentations
Friday, June 28, 2013
jm

K-W Poppy Fund Chairman Jim Meyer, and Vice-Chairman Stan Howie, were honoured to attend Bluevale High School's 2013 commencement, June 27th at the Waterloo Memorial Arena. Of the nearly 300 graduating students, the Bluevale Faculty picked Darek Blackwell, Renee Hilker, Kate Lee, Beky Matejin,...
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THANKS to the clean-up helpers
Monday, June 10, 2013
jm

Many thanks to Comrades Ron Hinschberger, Bob Berg, Cathy and Kevin McIntyre for the tremendous job they did cleaning out the basement at the Poppy House Saturday. (Read 4354 times)

Help Wanted Sat June 8th 9 AM
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
jm

If you can spare an hour or two Saturday June 8th, we're going to have a dumpster out behind the Poppy House at 9 AM. The basement is full of unuseable wheelchairs, etc , which need to get into the bin. Our PRO, Comrade Bob Berg, will be supervising, but he could use a lot of help to get the...
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2013 Election Results
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
jm

The May 28th meeting was the Election Meeting, and the following results have been recorded: Chairman, Jim Meyer, acclaimed Vice-Chairman, Stan Howie, acclaimed Secretary, Mary Anne Jantzi, elected Treasurer, Jim Fraser, acclaimed Public Relations, Bob Berg, acclaimed Liasion Office,...
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Dominion Poster & Literary Winners announced
Thursday, April 25, 2013
MarketWire/jm

Senior Colour Poster Ginny Hsiang, Surrey, BC Senior B&W Poster Owen Brown, Guelph, ON Senior Poetry Katelyn Hogan, Northern Bay, NL Senior Essay Daniela Gallardo, Dieppe, NB Intermediate Colour Poster Justice Jasmine Morin, Prince AlbertSK Intermediate B&W Poster Emily Xiao Yu,...
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K_W Poppy Fund supports Repatriation Monument
Friday, April 12, 2013
MARKETWIRE/jm

QUINTE WEST, ONTARIO, Apr 12, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Mr. Gordon Moore, Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion, accompanied by His Worship, Mayor John Williams, and Hugh O'Neil for the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial Fund, made a donation of more than 160,000 dollars to the...
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2013 Awards Night
Saturday, March 23, 2013
CMC/jm

Another good crowd at RCL Branch 412 for the annual Poster & Literary contest. Twenty schools were represented, with 120 winning entries at Branch level. The intent of the annual contest is to ensure the youth of today are aware of, and will always remember, the sacrifices of yesterday....
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THANKS K-W!
Saturday, December 29, 2012
jm

We wish to sincerely thank the good citizens of Kitchener and Waterloo for another successful Poppy Campaign. Once again, you allow us to serve our Veterans, and their dependants, as well as promote the need for Remembrance within the community. The 2012 income statement is posted under the...
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Poppy House closed for Christmas
Monday, December 24, 2012
jm

Please be advised that the K-W Poppy Fund office is closed for the balance of 2012, reopening Thursday January 3rd. May you have the best Christmas ever, and a joyous and prosperous New Year. (Read 4579 times)

Condolences to the HILGARTNER Family
Sunday, December 16, 2012
jm

Sadly, we announce the passing of Bob Hilgartner , long-time Poppy Chairman at RCL Branch 412. Bob was a tireless worker for the Poppy Campaign, and will be sorely missed. There will be a Memorial gathering in Bob's honour Saturday December 29th, 2 PM, Br 412 (Read 4485 times)

Branch-level posters in the Gallery
Friday, November 30, 2012
CmC/jm

The Posters submitted by Legion Branches 50, 412, and 530 were judged at the Waterloo Legion on November 24th. Before being handed over to the Zone Youth Ed Chair for further judging, the first-place winners were photographed by Cathy McIntyre. Check these out - we have some very talented...
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Condolonces to Kevin and Cathy
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
jm

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Joseph "Bud" Somerton, long-time companion of Kevin's McIntyre's Mother Joan. The Poppy House will be closed Thursday November 29th. (Read 4817 times)

THANKS TO THE RANGERS
Monday, November 12, 2012
jm

After the Remembrance Service yesterday, I was presented with a cheque from the Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club , from their 2011 Remembrance Jersey Campaign. The cheque was in the amount of $10,500! The K-W Poppy Fund thanks the Rangers for their ongoing support of our fund, helping us to...
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Schools donate generously to WWRW
Saturday, October 27, 2012
CmC/jm

The K-W Poppy Fund wishes to sincerely Thank the Faculty and Students at the following schools for their generous donations to Why We Remember Week: Trillium Public School, $41.00, Queensmount Public School , $115.00, Laurentian Senior Public, $290.00, and John Sweeney School, $342.00. Your...
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2012 Campaign starts Friday Oct 26th
Sunday, October 21, 2012
jm

The 2012 Poppy Campaign will officially start Friday October 26th, at 11 AM. There will be a Ceremony at 21 Regina St N in Waterloo, at which Local Dignitaries will receive the First Poppy. We will also lower the Maple Leaf, and raise the Poppy Flag, for the balance of the Campaign....
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Flag at Half Mast
Saturday, October 20, 2012
jm

The Poppy Fund flag will be at half-mast until 10 AM, Friday, October 26th, the day of the funeral of past Lieutenant-Governor Lincoln Alexander. We also honour the memory of the recently departed Legion Zone Poppy Co-Chair, Comrade Bill Tate of Preston. We will remember them (Read 4616 times)

Welcome aboard Mike!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
jm

The K-W Poppy Fund is please to welcome Mike Edwards, Member of Waterloo Legion 530, and President of the K-W Naval Association, to the Executive. Mike will be taking the position of Treasurer, a position held by Nick van der Meulen at the time of his death. Mike has experience in this...
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OBITUARY - Comrade NICOLAAS VAN DER MEULEN
Saturday, October 06, 2012
KW RECORD/jm

VAN DER MEULEN, NICOLAAS Comrade Nick, a long-time Volunteer with the K-W Poppy Fund,passed away early in the morning of Thursday October 4th, after a very brave and lenghty battle with cancer. Nick was the Treasurer of the Poppy Fund at the time of his passing. We will forever miss his...
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Jubilee Medal for Nick Van Der Meulen
Sunday, September 30, 2012
jm

On the afternoon of September 29th, KW Poppy Fund Chairman Jim Meyer, Branch 530 President Ron Hinschberger, and Branch 530 Honours & Awards Chair Judy Dennis travelled to Lisaard house in Cambridge. We were met there by Nick's wife Sandy, The Hon. Peter Braid, as well as Rogers personality...
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Thanks for the Photo
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
jm

On behalf of the K-W Poppy Fund, I wish to sincerely thanks those who donned their uniforms and came out to the 404 Wing for the photo shoot last Monday. Your time and trouble is greatly appreciated, and I know this will be the best looking flyer ever! Jim Meyer (Read 4565 times)

Vacation, Part III
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
jm

Cathy closes up the Poppy House on three separate occasions in the summer. August 14th- 24th is the third of those occasions. In the event of a serious issue, please email the Chairman directly , jameskmeyer@hotmail.com (Read 4856 times)

K-W Poppy Fund at Bluevale's commencement
Saturday, June 30, 2012
JM/cmc

Chairman Jim Meyer and Vice-Chairman Stan Howie were proud to present the annual John Couch bursaries on June 28th at the Waterloo Rec Centre. This year's deserving recipients were Martha Charters, Natasha Matejin, Heather McMath, Alana Meier, and Morgan Sangster. The story behind the...
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Closed June 25th - 29th
Sunday, June 24, 2012
jm

The K-W Poppy Fund office will be closed June 25th - June 29th. If a serious matter arises, please email the Chairman directly at jameskmeyer@hotmail.com (Read 5238 times)

OBITUARY - Comrade JOE MILLER
Thursday, June 07, 2012
WALSER'S/jm

Miller, Joseph Joe was an annual fixture at the Victoria St Canadian Tire, proudly doing his tagging despite inclement weather and declining health. He will be sorely missed. Passed away on D-day, June 6, 2012 at St. Mary’s Hospital in his 89th year. Survived by his wife of 56 years...
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Sad news from the Navy Club
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Terry-Leigh Saunders

It is with incredible sadness that I let you all know of the very sudden passing of K-W Naval Association President Walter Harvey on Sunday afternoon. Walter was just coming to the end of his first year as President of the KWNA, and was very much looking forward to continuing on his journey in...
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Memorial Day is Poppy Day in USA
Saturday, May 19, 2012
VFW/jm

The VFW conducted its first poppy distribution before Memorial Day in 1922, becoming the first Veterans' organization to organise a nationwide distribution. The poppy soon was adopted as the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. It was during the 1923...
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K-W Poppy Fund at Legion Convention
Sunday, April 15, 2012
jm

The Royal Canadian Legion District "C" Convention was held Apr 14th and 15th in Goderich. At the Convention, I was proud to present cheques from the K-W Poppy Fund to the Ontario Command Bursary Fund for $5,000 , and to the Joe Sweeney/Homeless Veterans Fund, also for $5,000 . At the...
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2012 Poster & Literary awards
Saturday, March 31, 2012
jm

The annual Poster & Literary Awards night was held Friday March 30th 2012, at RCL Br 412 (Kitchener Polish). The goal of the contest was to ensure that today's Youth have a basic understanding of what people were called upon to do, to defend the freedom and democracy that we as Canadians,...
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LEGION PROVINCIAL POSTER/LITERARY SUCCESS
Monday, March 05, 2012
CmC/jm

Kitchener-Waterloo has been blessed with three first place winners in the Royal Canadian Legion Literary and Poster contest, at the Provincial level. The competion was tough, drawn from 412 Branches across Ontario. The lucky winners each received $300, and the opportunity to enter their...
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Condolonces to Kevin and Cathy
Monday, February 20, 2012
jm

We regret to announce the passing of Joan McIntyre, beloved mother of Kevin McIntyre, and dear Mother-in-Law of our administrator Cathy. The K-W Poppy Fund office will be closed the week of Feb 20-24. (Read 5010 times)

Cheque Presentation from the Rangers
Monday, February 06, 2012
jm

I was honoured to be one of the recipients at the Rangers annual Remembrance Jersey cheque presentation. This year's cheque, made out to the Highland Fusiliers/KW Poppy Fund, was for $21,000.00 We thank the Ranger Organisation for their continued generous support of our Veterans and the...
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OBITUARY-Comrade BOB OBERHOLZER
Saturday, February 04, 2012
KW RECORD/jm

The K-W Poppy Fund has lost a stalwart friend and supporter. This past November, Comrade Bob celebrated his 25th year of coin-counting for the Annual Poppy Campaign. Even the loss of a leg shortly before the start of the Campaign did not slow this man down. Our sincere condolonces to the...
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Walmart Presentation to RCL Br 50
Sunday, January 08, 2012
Alf Ash

Walmart Canada (Fairview Mall)presented a Cheque to Branch #50 (Fred Gies)for the K-W Poppy Fund on Wednesday.Seen in the picture are Walmart Employees,and Randy Kuhn,John,Michael,Joe,Charlie.These valuable Legion Members helped us during this years Poppy Campaign,and we thank them for all...
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THANKS!
Saturday, December 10, 2011
jm

On behalf of the Member organisations of the K-W Poppy Fund, I wish to thank the good people of Kitchener and Waterloo for their great support again this year. With your help, we will be able to continue to fullfill our madate of helping Veterans, and promoting Remembrance. For those...
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GO RANGERS GO!
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
jm

CALLING ALL RANGER FANS! Be sure to attend Friday's game against Sudbury, 7:30 PM. The team will be wearing special commemorative jerseys,which will be sold by silent auction. Portions of the sales will be donated to the K-W Poppy Fund. This is the 7th year of this programme, and the Poppy...
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2011 POPPY CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF
Saturday, October 29, 2011
jm

PHOTOS NOW IN THE GALLERY The 2011 Poppy Campaign will officially start Friday October 28th, at 11 AM. There will be a Ceremony at 21 Regina St N in Waterloo, at which Local Dignitaries will receive the First Poppy. We will also lower the Maple Leaf, and raise the Poppy Flag, for the...
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WHY WE REMEMBER WEEK 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
jm

The K-W Poppy Fund, under the auspices of RCL Branch 530, and with the kind assistance of members of local Legions and Veterans organisations, presented the annual week of education to promote Remembrance amongst our school children. Comrade John Champion made two presentations daily, and in...
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BURSARY ELIGIBILITY WIDENED
Saturday, August 27, 2011
jm

The Poppy Fund Bursary has now been extended to Great-Grandchildren of Veterans The application form is available on this site, under "reports". Please note that the Royal Canadian Legion Bursary Fund has not made the same change to their programme. (Read 5537 times)

John Couch Bursary Awards 2011
Friday, July 01, 2011
CmC/jm

Chairman Jim Meyer and Vice-Chairman Stan Howie were pleased to present Bursaries to this year's recipients, Alexandra Rudow, Jessica Trotter, Sarah Dyck, and Alexander Peats-Bond. The staff at Bluevale Collegiate chooses the recipients each year. They look for students who wouldn’t “toot their...
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NEW EXECUTIVE ELECTED
Monday, May 16, 2011
jm

The Executive for the next two-year term was elected tonight at the meeting at AN&AF Unit 247. The Executive is as follows: CHAIRMAN Jim Meyer VICE-CHAIRMAN Stan Howie SECRETARY Mary Anne Yantzi TREASURER Nick van der Meulen P.R.O. Bob Berg LIASION OFFICER Jack Gough Thanks to...
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NOMINATIONS FOR THE BOARD
Monday, April 18, 2011 : jm

Nominations were held for the Executive positions of the K-W Poppy Fund, the list is as follows: Chairman Jim Meyer Vince McQuabbie Vice-Chairman Joan McKinnon Stan Howie Nick Van Der Meulen Secretary Mary-Ann Jantzi (acclaimed) Treasurer Mike Edwards Nick Van Der...
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Pictures of new Signs at KW Poppy House
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
NVDM

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POSTER AND LITERARY SUCCESS
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 : CMc/jm

All three K-W Legions had winning entries at the Provincial Level Poster and Literary Contest. From Br 412, Stephanie Blackwell of Resurrection Secondary placed 3rd for Senior Black and White Poster. From Br 50, Ashvinya Moorthy of Franklin Public placed 2nd for Junior Colour...
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CHECK OUT THE GALLERY
Sunday, March 27, 2011 : jm

Cathy McIntyre was kind enough to send some photos from the Awards night, March 25, 2011. They are posted in the gallery.

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Walmart donation to Poppy Fund
Saturday, March 05, 2011
Alf Ash, RCL Br 50

"Walmart Ass't Mgr Kemal Arif hands a cheque to match the amount collected for almost $1,500 to Branch 050 Poppy Chairman Vince McQuabbie and Co-Chair Joan McKinnon while Personnel Mgr Zina Falls looks on." Walmart Fairview Park in Kitchener presented a cheque to Branch 050 from their 'Match...
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Poppy Box thieves caught
Monday, November 08, 2010
K-W RECORD/jm

KITCHENER — Two Cambridge men are under arrest after poppy boxes were stolen from three stores on Highland Road. Waterloo Regional Police caught up with the men during an alleged theft at a Zehrs grocery store and suspected they could be the same men wanted in the thefts of other poppy boxes,...
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Tax on Poppies to be refunded
Thursday, October 28, 2010
CTV NEWS/jm

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is cutting the Royal Canadian Legion a tax break as it prepares to start distributing millions of annual Remembrance Day poppies. The veterans' group will get a full GST refund on purchases of poppies and wreaths, Flaherty said Thursday. The move...
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2010 Poppy Campaign starts October 29, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
NvdM/BB

The KW Poppy Fund campaign will officially kick off on Friday October 29th, 2010 at 11:00AM in front of the Poppy House at 21 Regina St. North, Waterloo. At the opening ceremonies of the Poppy Campaign we are (planning) to unveil a mural that is being painted by the students of Koinonia...
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Comrade Jim Ashton Orbituary
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
nvdm

Surrounded by his family, Jim passed away peacefully at Grand River Health Center , K-W Hospital on Monday, July 19, 2010 at the age of 56. Beloved husband of Rae Anne. Loving father of Jim (Julie),Kendal, and Kelly (Wray). Grandpa will be missed by his “rugrats”, Adam, Ashley, Tara, Ashton,...
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KW Poppy Fund Chairman Jim Ashton passed away this morning
Monday, July 19, 2010
nvdm

KW Poppy Fund Chairman , Zone 2 deputy commander and past president of Royal Canadian Legion BR. 530 Waterloo passed away this morning. It is with heavy heart that we announce that Comrade James (Jim) Ashton, Deputy Zone C-2 Commander, and Past-President of this Branch, passed away this...
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John Couch Bursary Awards Ceremony 2010
Monday, July 05, 2010
CMcIntyre

JOHN COUCH BURSARY AWARD Hell Frozen Over…Fighting murderous cold, a Heroic Pilot keeps alive the victims of an Arctic Plane Crash… It is with pride and thankfulness, we remember Captain John Couch, a Bluevale Collegiate Graduate. Captain Couch, a father of two young girls; was a 32...
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Local Students take Top Awards at Dominion Level
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Cathy McIntyre

Three local Students take top honours at Dominion Level for the 2009/2010 Literary & Poster Contest. SENIOR COLOUR POSTER Caroline Bordignon, Koinonia Christian Academy - 2nd Place INTERMEDIATE COLOUR POSTER Jessica Blackwell, Resurrection Catholic School - 1st Place SENIOR BLACK & WHITE...
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Youth honoured by veterans at annual K-W Poppy Fund Awards
Monday, March 29, 2010
M. Petricevic (KW Record)

Newspaper article on 2010 Awards Night at RCL BR. 412 (Read 7134 times)

KW Poppy Fund donates $56,386 to Hospitals & Cadets
Saturday, March 27, 2010
N. van der Meulen

On march 26th, 2010 the KW Poppy Fund presented cheques to the three local Hospitals as well as Parkwood Veterans Hospital in London. As part of the annual Youth and Education Awards night Mike Edwards, treasurer of the KW Poppy Fund handed cheques to: 1) Suzan Dusick, VP, St Mary's Hospital...
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Youth & Education Annual Awards Night
Friday, March 26, 2010
N. van der Meulen (march 25, 2010)

The annual Awards Night presentation and the 2009 Poppy Campaign major donation presentation will held at the Polish Legion BR. 412, Kitchener on March 26th, 2010 at 7:30PM. The awards are for the winning students of the Kitchener Waterloo area that submitted Posters (Black & White and Colour)...
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Trinity Village Donates $250 to The K-W Poppy Fund
Friday, November 27, 2009
Alf Ash, RCLBR50

Presentation from Trinty Village (Debbie Buhrow)to the K-W Poppy Fund. The cheque was received by Branch #50 President Michael Fenton. Included in this picture are Marguerite McNeelands,Norma Ash, and Alf Ash. We would like to thank the people at Trinty Village for supporting this Poppy...
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Don't Pick on a vet
Saturday, November 14, 2009
The Record

Young robbers would be wise to think of entering a different line of work — particularly if they have thoughts of taking money from a poppy drive administered by some of this country’s veterans. This, surely, is the lesson a robber in his 20s learned this week when he went to the Royal...
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The price that soldiers pay
Thursday, November 12, 2009
The Record

Across the country this week, in small towns and in sprawling cities, Canadians gathered, red poppies pinned to their breasts, to pay homage to the sacrifice and bravery of soldiers who have fought to preserve our country’s values. Flags fluttered, wreaths were laid, prayers were said and tears...
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Poppy Presentation At Lanark Nursing Home
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Alf Ash, RCLBR50

On October 30 the Poppy Riders visited a number of Nursing Homes to present Poppies to the residents. The pictures above were taken at Lanark Nursing Home where Bob Berg Bob visited with many of the Seniors. (Read 6492 times)

K-W Poppy Fund Donates $7,500 to GRHF
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
GRHF

Thank you to the Royal Canadian Legion, Ontario Command for your $7,500 gift in support of medical equipment at Grand River Hospital. Specifically, their gift will help fund a portable ultrasound for the ICU, a fetal monitor for childbirth services and a resectoscope for surgical services. (Read 6350 times)

Walmart Presents Cheque To Poppy Campaign
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Trevor German, RCLBR50

Paul Henkel, store manager of the Kitchener Walmart Store #3045 on Fairway Road, presented a cheque to the Poppy Campaigne in the amount of $1647.36 to Comrade President Michael Fenton on Thursday the 9th of July 2009. Upon receiving the cheque, Comrade President Michael Fenton thanked the...
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OLDER NEWS


New sticker poppies are catching on
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Julia Skikavich, CBC News
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Legion sees rising interest in remembrance symbol that stays on lapels better A new...

   

Rangers Raise $49,000 for K-W Poppy Fund
Friday, May 30, 2008
The Record
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Remember the special commemorative uniforms worn by the Kitchener Rangers in Game 1 of the...

War widow gets lift from poppies
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Jeff Outhit, The Record
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WATERLOO REGION Phyllis Dallier, 85, is trapped in her house, unable to get to her front door...

   

Kitchener-Waterloo Poppy Fund Awards Youth and Presents Charitable Donations from the 2001 Poppy Fund
Monday, March 25, 2002
GRHF
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Friday, March 22, 2002 - Kitchener: Grand River Hospital was amongst the winners at this year's...

Grand River Recieves $25,000
Monday, March 25, 2002
GRH
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Kitchener-Waterloo Poppy Fund Awards Youth and Presents Charitable Donations from the 2001 Poppy...

   

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NOTICES


Next meeting of the K-W Poppy Fund will be Monday August 21st 2017, 7:30 pm at RCAFA Wing 404 (Dutton Dr Waterloo) Please have your full contingent of delegates attend.

5/9/2017 6:43:13 AM
jm


2016 Campaign numbers now posted under REPORTS.

11/25/2016 6:26:19 AM
jm


Did you know?
You can donate to the poppy fund at any time, not just on remembrance week.


3/8/2010 11:59:19 AM
T German


NEW 2013 Bursary Eligibility info and app now posted under "reports"

3/4/2013 6:19:20 PM
CmC/jm


Poppy Fund Assistance Application now under "reports"

12/5/2011 3:58:20 PM
CmC/jm


Photos of 2015 awards night now in the gallery - Cathy McIntyre and Judy Dennis

3/29/2015 7:27:32 AM
jm

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