FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Campaign has managed to raise $33,000 from poppy sales this year.
This year’s poppy campaign was altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw no Cadets canvassing for donations, but despite this lack of revenue stream, Tina Tucker of the Local Poppy Campaign says it was an overall good campaign given the current situation.
Last year, the Poppy Campaign was able to raise about $43,000, with this year’s campaign seeing a shortfall of $10,000.
To help offset the fact that no cadets would be canvassing, many local businesses stepped up to raise funds to support local veterans. Some of those notable businesses included The Canadian Grind with its poppy donut sales and Denny’s with its French Toast Slam campaign.
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