(Black Press file photo)

(Black Press file photo)

Seasons Ponoka launches ‘Pennies for Poppies’ campaign

On Nov. 1, 2021, Seasons Ponoka launched its annual ‘Pennies for Poppies’ fundraiser in support of local veterans ahead of Remembrance Day.

From Nov. 1 to 11, Seasons communities across Ontario and Alberta will be fundraising for the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Campaign through each community’s local Legion.

Since 2016, Seasons has collaborated with Royal Canadian Legions in the communities where they operate to encourage residents, staff and visitors to donate money to the Poppy Campaign.

As part of the campaign, Seasons Ponoka will have a garden display adorned with paper poppies to reinforce its commitment to honouring those who have fought for Canada and remember their stories.

“The annual Pennies for Poppies fundraiser is an important initiative for our community, especially for our residents who have lived through the world war and devoted their lives to service,” said Stephanie Waldron, general manager at Seasons Ponoka in a release.

“Our program is more than a fundraiser – it’s a reminder to never forget.”

With the pandemic continuing to impact charitable organizations, Seasons says it’s dedicated to doing their part in supporting long-term charity partners such as the Royal Canadian Legion.

Similar to last year’s program, self-serve poppy boxes will be available to guests and residents. 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.