The intention of the Poppy
Campaign is to remind Canadians of the sacrifice of the 117,000 Canadians who
died in the military, Merchant Navy and Ferry Command in two world wars, the
Korean War and other theatres globally.
It is conducted each year for
about 2 weeks prior to November 11th in order to raise funds for needy Canadian
veterans, ex-service members and their dependants, as well as Commonwealth