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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the COVID-19 pandemic, things are looking differently for the Royal Canadian Legion and their annual Poppy Campaign.
According to Mike King, with the Fort St. John Royal Canadian Legion, most years, the campaign usually raises around $70,000 between Fort St. John, Hudson’s Hope, and Fort Nelson. This year with the pandemic, the campaign is already out $17,000 from the funds that would’ve been raised with help from the Cadets.
According to King, to have access to the poppy campaign fund, a person must have served time with one of the four components of the Canadian forces, the Regular Force, Primary Reserve, Cadet Instructional Cadre, or the Canadian Rangers.
King also mentions how the fund has helped veterans here in Fort St. John. He mentions that the fund has helped sponsor returning veterans for upgrading with tuition and book payments, adjusting to civilian life, renovating bathrooms for older veterans, providing wheelchairs, and installing wheelchair ramps.
To purchase a poppy, you can go to one of these businesses:
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