Giving the first poppy

Poppies are given first to the governor-general of Canada, then lieutenant-governors, municipal leaders, and finally the general public

(L-r) Harry James and Hethar McIntosh present the first poppy of the year to Shelley Sim and  Leslie Groulx

(L-r) Harry James and Hethar McIntosh present the first poppy of the year to Shelley Sim and Leslie Groulx

(L-r) Clearwater-Vavenby Legion Branch 259 past president Harry James and president Hethar McIntosh present the first poppy of the year to District of Clearwater acting-mayor Shelley Sim and chief administrative officer Leslie Groulx last week.

Each year poppies are given first to the governor-general of Canada, then to the provincial lieutenant-governors, to municipal leaders, and finally to the general public.

The poppies are by donation and are not for sale, the Legion representatives emphasize. Money raised goes to help veterans and their families.