Toronto Royal Canadian Legion and TTC launch annual poppy sales campaign

Canadian war veterans and peacekeepers will team up with students from Davisville Public School to launch the Toronto Royal Canadian Legion’s annual TTC Poppy Campaign.  A kick-off event will be held on Friday, October 25, at 11 a.m. on the Collector’s Level at Davisville Station. 

Canadian war veterans and peacekeepers will pin poppies on students to remind Toronto to wear a poppy and honour the men and women who served Canada.

On Monday, November 11, Remembrance Day, at 11 a.m., the TTC will bring all of its vehicles to a halt to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country.

All TTC buses and streetcars will carry a sign on Remembrance Day reading “Lest We Forget” and a message will run on all platform video screens throughout the subway system.  The TTC Honour Guard will take part in the Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph at Old City Hall.

On Remembrance Day, all current and former members of Canada’s military and one companion ride for free on the TTC. 

Photo Op

What: Launch of the Toronto Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Campaign.
Who: TTC Chair Karen Stintz, Royal Canadian Legion District D Commander Jay Burford, Canadian war veterans and peacekeepers, and students from Davisville Public School.
Where: Davisville Station (Collector’s Level), 1900 Yonge Street
When:  Friday, October 25, 2013 at 11 a.m.


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