Collingwood is commemorating the end of the First World War with a unique form of memorial: light posts.
The Collingwood Downtown Business Improvement Area worked with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 63 to bring a series of banners featuring veterans from the local community. There will be 43 banners throughout the downtown core, a significant addition to the traditional poppy banners that had been a fixture on light standards for years.
“This banner program is a conscientious effort to recognize the sacrifice made by many members of our community. Collingwood has shown its pride in family, military service and for some families, the ultimate sacrifice”, said Penny Skelton, Chair, Collingwood Downtown BIA
Family members, friends and businesses were invited to purchase a banner by making a $100 donation the Legion’s poppy fund, while the Collingwood BIA has assumed production and installation costs of the banners.