Collingwood Downtown BIA Veterans Banner program commemorates the end of World War 1
The Collingwood Downtown Business Improvement Area, in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 63, has launched a project to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War.
For several years, Collingwood Downtown has installed poppy banners on our light standards to recognize Remembrance Day and the sacrifices made to ensure our freedom.
This year, our community’s veterans are being honoured in a very special way with banners containing pictures of our service men and women proudly displayed alongside the poppy banners.
Collingwood Downtown assumed all production and installation costs of these banners. Family members, friends and businesses were able to recognize a veteran by purchasing a banner and making a $100 donation the Legion’s poppy fund.
The banner program is a conscientious effort to recognize the sacrifice made by many members of the community.
Don Wilcox, Public Relations Officer for Branch 63 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Collingwood, says the Legion is very excited about this program and ready to help in any way it can.
“This town is so lucky to have an organization such as the BIA to help keep the memory of those who fought and died and those who fought and came home to build a better country. On behalf of the Comrades of Branch 63 we thank the BIA for the implementation of this program.”
Take a stroll along the downtown streets, look up and see photographs of the great men and women of this town who served this country so well but are no longer with us.
We will remember them. Always.
Contact Sue Nicholson, General Manager, Collingwood Downtown BIA.
email@example.com or call – 705-445-5595.
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