The Collingwood Downtown Business Improvement Area, in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 63, is pleased to announce that the Veterans Banner program – a project initiated in 2018 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War – will continue in 2021.
For several years, Collingwood Downtown has installed poppy banners on light standards to recognize Remembrance Day and the sacrifices made to ensure our freedom. For the past three years Veterans banners were added with pictures of our service men and women, hung alongside the poppy banners. The response to the program has been overwhelming, with more than 95 banners honouring our veterans, produced to date.

For the 2021 project, Collingwood Downtown will again be assuming all production and installation costs of these banners. Family members, friends and businesses are able to recognize a veteran by purchasing a banner with a $100 donation to the Legion’s poppy fund. “Branch 63 of the Legion is very excited about this continuing program and ready to help in any way we 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 this ongoing program,” said Donald Wilcox, Public Relations Officer of the Collingwood Legion.

Details as to how you can be involved in this unique project are available on the Collingwood Downtown website: www.collingwooddowntown.com; email: snicholson@collingwooddowntown.com or 705-445-5595.