Canada Poppies

Remembrance Day Connects Canadians Of All Cultures

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Living
Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed

Growing up as a South Asian, second-generation Canadian in suburban Montreal, I remember standing in the school auditorium on Remembrance Day as we'd hear stories from veterans of the Second World war. Doing so was an integral part of our Canadian upbringing in our parent's adopted home.

When's The Right Time To Part With Your Poppy?

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Living

Showing your respect also means putting your poppy in its proper place.

Let's Honour Canada's Diversity And Remember The Victims Of Colonialism

Yves Engler | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

To honour Canada's diversity, how about this year we remember some of the victims of that empire? Our racist and colonial past, as well as Canada's role in exploiting people of colour all over the world, must also be included in our remembrance if we are to build a nation of respect for all people -- the essence of real diversity.

Remembrance Day Should Be A Canada-Wide Holiday

Emma Prestwich | Posted 11.14.2015 | Canada Living
Emma Prestwich

Every year, on Nov. 11, I woke up knowing that I didn't have to go to school. I still had work to do, though: pull my Scouting uniform out of my closet, tuck the shirt into my pants and drive 15 minutes to the cenotaph at the rec centre to huddle in the cold with my friends. We would stand holding our flags, my dad beside us, his breast pocket gleaming with medals he'd earned from his 25 years of military service. Sure, the ceremony was long, and for many years, I didn't know the words to "God Save The Queen." But the ritual always felt incredibly important, not just because I'd been taught about the sacrifices of the uniformed men and women at the ceremony and the horrors of war.

Poppy Shortage In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 11.07.2014 | Canada Business

A record-breaking number of poppy sales has led to a potential poppy shortage in Canada. With four days to go until Remembrance Day, CBC News repo...

Poppies Made By Prisoners?

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

Some federal prison inmates in the Prairie provinces will soon be making poppy pins for Remembrance Day next year, but the plan doesn't sit well...

Costco Could Cut $10,000 From Collections, Legion Says

CBC | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The Royal Canadian Legion in Abbotsford, B.C. says it’s feeling the pinch this year when it comes to selling poppies at the local Costco. ...

Remembering the Silent Generation

Peter Behrens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Peter Behrens

As they grew old, and faced their deaths, most of what had happened in the decades since their war seemed to recede, fade, lose shape and colour -- and the hard kernels of dastardly memory grounded in those intense weeks and months in Europe was all that remained.