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o canada

2011 Award for worst-directed charity mail …

… goes to the Canadian War Museum. I’m just an average white poppy wearing guy, so I replied thus:

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white poppies ’08

White poppies are now at Toronto Meeting House, and will also be at Yonge St Meeting (Newmarket) from next week.

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o canada

white poppies for 2007

Yesterday Toronto Monthly Meeting approved my request to have white poppies at the meeting house this year.

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no white poppies

Further to They’ll turn white soon enough, I’ve heard from CFSC that you can’t get white poppies in Canada. Maybe that’s a project for next year.

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o canada

They’ll turn white soon enough

So everyone’s getting these red-centred quarters in their change from Tim Hortons:

Canadian Poppy Quarter 2004

They’re apparently the world’s first bicolour coin. The red in the middle has already started to look very distressed , ‘cos everyone’s scratching them to see if the colour comes off. And it does.

If Canada were really serious about peace, they’d have made the coin like this:

Improved Canadian Poppy Quarter 2004

… like the white remembrance poppies I used to get from the Peace Pledge Union in the UK.