Poppies to don street signs in Duncan, North Cowichan
Poppies will soon pop up on street signs around the district of North Cowichan and the city of Duncan, accompanying names like St. Julian, Festubert, Vimy, Arnhem and Cambrai. The signs bear the names of WWI battles in which Canadian soldiers fought, risked or lost their lives.
The Royal Canadian Legion, in conjunction with the districts, is unveiling the 55 new poppy street signs to pay tribute to those soldiers. The initiative was spearheaded by a former Duncan City Councillor, the late Mike Caljouw.
The president of Branch 53 in Cowichan, Bruce McDonald, recalls Caljouw’s hard work.
“He was really deeply involved with it and he was thought it was a great idea and it’s too bad he wasn’t still here to see it, but he’s gone and we’re doing the best we can to get all the information… that he had stored up.”
The Royal Canadian Legion will officially unveil the poppy signs as part of Legion Week, June 28.
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