This Year Wear a White Poppy...
...Because Remembering is Important, But it Isn't Enough
We can provide White Peace Poppies in Canada. See how to order or make your own .
It's too late for us to ship poppies to arrive before November 11th, but do take a look at our Buy or Make Poppies page on depots around Vancouver and how to make your own
For example this weekend Nov 7-8 we'll be outside a couple of Farmers' Markets in Vancouver: Saturday near Nat Bailey, Sunday near Hastings Park.
In 2015 we are once again subsidizing poppies for schools, with a special program for BC elementary schools with help from BCTF's "Ed May" Social Justice Grant.Teachers also helped us assemble classroom materials
Events last year 2014
White poppies on CBC Radio 1 the180 November 2, 2014
Nov 2: CBC Radio: Veteran Malcolm French speaks about why he will wear both white and red poppies alongside his medals The180 website, with audio stream (3 minutes). If that link stops working, try this alternate link to audio clip .
27 Students of Darren Jones from Southridge school in Surrey BC recorded brief thoughtful responses to Malcolm French .
press conference November 2, 2012
On Friday November 2 at 10:30am we held a campaign launch and press conference at Vancouver's Mountain View Cemetery. Veterans Woodrow Coward and David Laskey spoke about the importance of remembering all victims of war. We unveiled a pair of wreaths with white and red poppies to illustrate the relative count of civilians and military victims in modern wars, and also talked about the environmental impact of war.
See Nov.11 2012 video of Bill Geimer " Pre-Dawn Commemoration of Military and Civilian Deaths" in Victoria on Pasifik.ca (4m30s on YouTube), alongside many videos of important social justice events.
Read Nov.01 2012 article about White Poppies in Vancouver in Courier OnLine
Read Nov.09 2012 article about White Poppies in Canada in vancouver.24hrs.ca by Kendall Walters. Published in many community papers across Canada.
Listen to Heather Menzies about White Poppies Nov.09 2012 interview by Jim Brown , starting with historian Tim Cook from CBC The Current website (on-line stream, 27m).
We started wearing handmade white
poppies several years ago.
For us, wearing both red and white poppies is a way of
the fallen, including civilians, and work for
peace". We have had
many meaningful conversations with strangers that started
the white poppy for?".
In 1934 the first campaign to distribute white poppies for peace was launched. 79 years later, the world has seen over 300 wars, and the killing of more than 200 million people. Let's work to make peace their memorial.
We have purchased white poppies from the Peace Pledge
for distribution around Vancouver. If you want to
contact us by email.