Media Advisory - Lieutenant Governor to receive first poppy at Ontario poppy campaign launch

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Media Advisory - Lieutenant Governor to receive first poppy at Ontario poppy campaign launch

Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

TORONTO, Oct. 25 - The Hon. James K. Bartleman will be presented with the first poppy of the 2004 Ontario poppy campaign by Mr Erl Kish, provincial president of the Royal Canadian Legion, at a small reception at Queen's Park. This is the third year in which the Lieutenant Governor has supported the Royal Canadian Legion in its campaign to raise awareness of the sacrifices of Canadian servicemen and women in advance of Remembrance Day. WHO The Hon. James K. Bartleman WHAT Presentation of first poppy, to launch the 2004 poppy campaign in Ontario WHERE Lieutenant Governor's Suite, room 131, Legislative Building, Queen's Park WHEN Monday 25 October / 11:00 am The poppy is a national symbol of remembrance for Canadians who have served their country in wartime and in peacetime. It was officially adopted in 1921 by The Great War Veterans Association, the founding group of the Royal Canadian Legion. Each year, over 19 million poppies are distributed in communities across Canada.For further information: contact: Sandra Black, Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Tel. (416) 325-7780, www.Lt.gov.on.ca; Martin Venman, Royal Canadian Legion, Tel. (905) 841-7999