Kemptville Legion donates $2,500 from poppies to new CT Scanner

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submitted by Lynne Clifford-Ward

As a result of a kind-hearted community, the Royal Canadian Legion (RCL), Branch 212, Kemptville, donated $2,500 from the 2023 Poppy Campaign to the KDH Foundation Crossroads Campaign. This is a wonderful gift which represents the work and generosity of many. It brings the Foundation closer to the $2.2 million goal to help bring a CT Scanner to Kemptville.

Attending a recent cheque presentation at the RCL Legion, Branch 212, Kemptville, were (l-r) Hester Horricks, Branch Secretary, Aubrey Callan, Branch Service Officer, Julie O’Brien, Branch Immediate Past President, Margret Norenberg, KDH Foundation Board Chair and Joanne Mavis, KDH Foundation Executive Director.

Aubrey Callan, District G Veteran Services Officer and Branch Service Officer, RCL Branch 212, Kemptville, who is very involved with the poppy drive, said, “people are very receptive to the poppy and what it means.”

Callan explained that 45 local sea cadets did a one-day poppy blitz which was very helpful to the Poppy Campaign as many older Legion members are less able to assist.

The Poppy Campaign supports a Youth Education Programme which includes a Youth Poster Contest and visits to schools by Veterans where they give briefings to the students about their experiences in serving Canada in war-torn and troubled areas of the world.

Julie O’Brien, RCL Branch 212 Immediate Past President, said “we are so extremely fortunate here. We live in the best country in the world!”

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