Remembrance Day services will take place across Greater Victoria on Nov. 11, 2019. (Victoria Tronina/Unsplash)

Seasons Ponoka honours veterans with annual Pennies for Poppies fundraiser

Fundraiser raises money for Royal Canadian Legion, celebrates stories of local heroes

Seasons Ponoka has launched its annual Pennies for Poppies fundraiser in support of local veterans in their communities leading up to Remembrance Day.

From Nov. 1 to 11, Seasons Retirement Communities across Ontario and Alberta will be fundraising for their local Royal Canadian Legion and honouring the many heroes who live in their communities.

“We remember and recognize the veterans in our homes and local communities with our commemorative Pennies for Poppies fundraiser to pay respect and never forget their bravery in fighting for our freedom,” said Stephanie Waldron, general manager at Seasons Ponoka Retirement Community in a press release.

“We thank them for their incredible devotion and sacrifice in serving our country and will continue to support our local Legion in gratitude.”

The Pennies for Poppies campaign encourages residents, staff and visitors to donate money with self-service poppy boxes as well as take the time to recognize veterans.

In celebration of the veterans in their communities, each Seasons location creates a commemorative poppy garden display to reinforce its commitment to honouring those who have fought for Canada and remember their stories.

Since 2016, Seasons has collaborated with The Royal Canadian Legion to support the work they do to help aging veterans. Poppy donations go directly to providing financial assistance and support to veterans, including Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP and their families who are in need.

For those interested in donating directly to a local Legion, visit legion.ca/donations.

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