Poppy Fund

Every year generous Canadians come together to through Remembrance.  It is this remembering that helps the Poppy Trust Fund grow to help those former and serving Veterans and their families that require financial assistance.  Assistance is provided for short periods and can be offered more than once to an individual.  The Poppy Fund money can be used to help Veterans with:

  • Food
  • Heating costs
  • Clothing
  • Prescription medication
  • Medical appliances and equipment
  • Essential home repairs
  • Emergency shelter or assistance
  • Comforts for veterans and spouses while hospitalized e.g. confectioneries, reading material, flowers, personal toiletry items
  • Legion Veterans Transition Program (at UBC): a relief & recovery program for trauma-related stress from military service.
  • Disaster relief when declared by governments

Eligibility for Assistance

  • Any person who is serving or who has honourably served in the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP and their dependents;
  • Merchant Navy personnel who have been awarded campaign stars or decorations and their dependants;
  • Ex-service personnel of Commonwealth countries and their dependants who are resident in Canada; and
  • Ex-service personnel of allied countries and their dependants who are resident in Canada.

For more detailed information about financial assistance, visit the Legion.ca website or come in to the Branch 40 office.

Monies raised from the Poppy Fund are also used to go towards bursaries and scholarships for our local high school and college students.  For more information on how to apply for a bursary, visit our Bursary Program page.

We are proud to say that our Poppy Fund money raising efforts are used to support the following foundations, programs and societies in our community:

  • South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation
  • South Okanagan Women in Need Society
  • Air Cadets
  • Army Cadets
  • BC Cancer Foundation
  • Special Olympics BC
  • South Okanagan Similkameen Canadian Mental Health Society
  • Penticton Regional Hospital
  • Penticton Scottish Band
  • South Okanagan Boy Scouts
  • Canadian Paraplegic Association
  • Penticton Minor Fast Pitch Association
  • Okanagan Military Tattoo
  • Penticton Village by the Station
  • Crisis Centre
  • Okanagan Caledonian Pipe Band
  • Canadian Council for the Blind
  • Kidney Foundation
  • Cerebral Palsy Foundation
  • Okanagan-Similkameen Neurological Society
  • Canadian Red Cross
  • Penticton High School
  • Parkinsons Society of BC
  • Survivorship Dragon Boat Team
  • Alzheimer Society of BC
  • Penticton BMX Club
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • CNIB
  • Muscular Dystrophy Canada
  • Okanagan Thunder Chairs
  • Okanagan International Childrens Festival
  • Penticton Dry Grad
  • Child Find Association
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Easter Seals Association
  • BC Lung Associations
  • OSNS Child & Youth Development Centre
  • Arthritis Society
  • Soupateria Society
  • Canadian Diabetes Association
  • Okanagan Gleaners
  • BC Childrens Hospital
  • BC Wheelchair Sports
  • Penticton Junior Curling Club
  • Penticton Christian School
  • Literacy Now SOS
  • Penticton/Summerland Ringette Association
  • Legion Foundation Track & Field

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