2018 Poppy Campaign Launches


The graves of 80 RMR’s are laid out together in one row at Nine Elms cemetery, all killed on the assault on Vimy Ridge, 09 April 1917

Westmount, Quebec – 26 October 2018: The RMR Association (Branch 14) kicked off the 2018 annual poppy campaign in Westmount with the help of the Commanding Officer of the RMR, Lieutenant-Colonel John Shone, CD, ADC.  The President of the RMR Association, Comrade Sue Guerin, CD led a ceremony held outside the IGA in Alexis-Nihon plaza marking the start of the 2018 campaign in Westmount.

Comrade Sue Guerin (left) leads her Branch in reciting the Act of Remembrance, 26 October 2018

A film crew from Global Montreal was on hand early Friday morning to witness the start of the RMR Association’s poppy campaign at Alexis-Nihon.  Watch the video here.

Comrade Lech Kwasiborski pins a poppy on a visitor

The 2018 poppy campaign runs until the end of day 0n 10 November 2018.  Under the able leadership of the 2018 campaign chairman, Comrade George Gohier, CD, the RMR Association (Br. 14) will be manning kiosks at the IGA Alexis-Nihon, 5 Saisons on Greene Avenue, as well as Metro Grocers on Victoria Avenue.  They will also be maintaining donation boxes throughout numerous business in Westmount (Hogg hardware, various banks, coffee shops, etc.) – buy yours today!

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