Poppy campaign now underway

Poppies are now available all over Kamloops following the launch of the Royal Canadian Legion’s annual poppy campaign fundraiser.

Last year’s campaign raised about $60,000 locally, said Legion Branch 52 president Craig Thomson.

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The funds raised go towards supporting veterans programming and services, including help with housing and service dogs for veterans.

The Legion also donates about $15,000 annually in bursaries to students with a grandparent who is a veteran and supports local cadets groups.

Launched last Friday, poppies are available for purchase at various locations by donation, including outside stores including Save-On-Foods, Walmart, Costco and Superstore and at the Legion’s poppy campaign headquarters at 249 Seymour St.

“It’s not hard to find a poppy at this time of year in town,” said Thomson.

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