This is the second year that Brenda Ward has spearheaded this initiative as a unique way to honour our veterans. She started collecting poppies at the end of the Summer, and was able to double the size of last year’s display, with around 800 poppies cascading down the clock in Rotary Park. Corporal William Condie stopped by the park on Wednesday to see the poppies. Corporal Condie is from Oxford Mills and is currently based out of Gatineau, Quebec, with Le Regiment de Hull.
Brenda encourages people to continue to send in crocheted or knitted poppies all year round to Leeds Grenville Fibre Extravaganza, 779 County Road 44, Kemptville, ON, K0G 1J0 or drop them off at Grahame’s Bakery.