Veteran signs project gets fundraising help from the Scouts

The Scouts will be doing a bottle drive in the Rayleigh area this weekend to help fund a veteran streets signs project.

A member of the city’s heritage commission has been working to raise more than $8,000 to add poppies to city street signs that align with the names of the community’s veterans.

article continues below

Jeff Lodge said he has raised about $7,500 for the initiative, with the goal of seeing poppies hoisted above city streets by Remembrance Day this fall.

The Vicars family in Valleyview has apparently contributed $1,000.

The city turned down a request by the volunteer group last year during supplemental budget talks to pay for the costs associated with replacing the street signs outright. Instead, council elected to add poppies to signs over time, as the signs need replacing.

© 2018 Kamloops This Week

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Kamloops This Week welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus
KTW Daily News Alerts
KAMLOOPS WEATHER

Question of the Week POLL

How will a labour disruption at Canada Post affect you?

or  view results

Popular Kamloops This Week

Events Calendar