President David Hogg, of Trail Branch 11 of the Royal Canadian Legion (right), pins the first poppy on Bill McGuire, a Palm Leaf recipient and past zone commander for the Royal Canadian Legion in the West Kootenay. Poppy distribution begins Saturday in sites around Trail. Photo: Sheri Regnier

President David Hogg, of Trail Branch 11 of the Royal Canadian Legion (right), pins the first poppy on Bill McGuire, a Palm Leaf recipient and past zone commander for the Royal Canadian Legion in the West Kootenay. Poppy distribution begins Saturday in sites around Trail. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Poppy distribution begins in Trail this weekend

David Hogg pinned the Trail Legion’s first poppy on Bill McGuire Tuesday morning

There will be no Remembrance Day commemoration at the Trail Cenotaph for a second year due to COVID-19.

A Colour Party, however, is slated to go in the Trail arena on Wednesday, Nov. 10, when the Smoke Eaters face off against the Merritt Centennials.

While there is no formal public event planned for Trail on Thursday, Nov. 11, Legion members encourage locals to drop by the Pine Avenue Cenotaph that day and take a few moments to pay their respects.

Poppy distribution begins in Trail on Saturday, Oct. 30 and runs until Nov. 6, with the exception of Halloween day.

This year “We Will Remember Them” yard signs are available at the Trail Legion with a $20 donation. Legion cloth face masks are also available with a $10 donation. Supplies are limited.

Lawn signage and Legion face masks are available from the Trail branch while supplies last.

Lawn signage and Legion face masks are available from the Trail branch while supplies last.

COVID rules apply, including face masks, to anyone entering the Legion hall in East Trail.

For more information call the Legion at 250.364.1422 or email: legion11trail@telus.net.

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