Each year, The Royal Canadian Legion - National Headquarters National Poppy Campaign kicks off on the last Friday of October, which is today, October 29. All cadets and officers are required to wear the Poppy while in uniform from now until Remembrance Day on November 11.
In anticipation of this national campaign, the first Poppy was presented on October 25 to Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary May Simon, Governor General of Canada and Commander-in-Chief of the Canadian Armed Forces.
The Poppy is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year as a symbol of our country's Remembrance. It represents the fallen members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and shows our gratitude for their sacrifices.
Funds donated locally during the National Poppy Campaign are distributed to communities to help support veterans and their families, the community, and to promote Remembrance.