Veterans Banner Program

Veterans Banner program

Collingwood Downtown BIA announces Veterans Banner program to commemorate the end of World War 1

The Collingwood Downtown Business Improvement Area, in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 63, has announced plans for 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 will be honoured in a very special way by creating banners with pictures of our service men and women to be proudly displayed alongside the poppy banners.

Collingwood Downtown will be assuming all production and installation costs of these banners. Family members, friends and businesses who would like to recognize a veteran will be able to purchase a banner by 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.”

Contact the Collingwood Downtown BIA if you have a family member who you would like to see on a banner in the Downtown. Search for a good photograph of your family member taken during their time in service. One hundred percent of your donation will go straight to the Poppy Fund.

Contact Sue Nicholson, General Manager, Collingwood Downtown BIA. or call – 705-445-5595.

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