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Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

White Poppy campaign

VOW Editor’s note:  This organization (below)  is not Canadian Voice of Women for Peace.  We do not sell White Poppies.  We distribute them at no charge and they are hand made by our members.  We encourage you to make your own.

 

 

Dear White Poppy Campaign Supporter,

 

2012 shipment of White Peace Poppies has arrived and they are now available for distribution.  Last year’s campaign was extremely successful.  Over 1800 poppies we distributed and there were very positive responses from both distributors and poppy wearers.

 

Across Canada interest in white poppies is really growing.  Last year more than 11000 Canadians chose to wear a white poppy!  We filled mail orders from Ontario, Winnipeg, Calgary, New Brunswick and a dozen BC locations.  The Quebec peace collective Échec à la guerre distributed 7000 poppies in their 1st campaign last year and is planning a even larger campaign in 2012.  Please place your order as early as possible.  This gives us time to reorder if necessary and helps reduce the stress at our end.  Last year we were out of stock by early November.

 

Our website www.members.shaw.ca/peacepoppies contains information, links and downloads, including posters and printable sheets of 3 large or 6 smaller white poppies for do-it-yourselfers.  It also features our colourful ‘business card’ sized mini-leaflet which has proved almost as popular as the poppies themselves.

 

Since we run our campaign as a consciousness raiser not a fundraiser, poppy prices are set at just enough to cover our basic costs (~$1 ea).  You or your group can decide whether to resell them for a fixed price ($2 max), or by donation.  Of course any profits made should be used to fund peace projects.  With larger orders we can include free colour posters.  We also have nice blank postcards suitable for sending to friends, MPs, MLAs or municipal politicians.

 

Payment by cash or cheque only, payable to T. Gagne.  Mail Order prices include postage and payment is due when you receive your poppies.  Prices and quantities listed below include safety pins & mini-leaflets.

This year we are able to offer a special educational discount for schools; please contact us for details.

Vancouver Pick-up:              Poppies   $1 each;     multiples of 5 preferred

              volume discounts available

Mail Order: 10 poppies $10;      25 poppies $24;    50 poppies $45

Postcards        3 for $5

We encourage you to start wearing poppies and distributing them to friends right away to help get the message out.

“Because remembering is important, but it isn’t enough.”

Teresa Gagné & Denis Laplante

PHONE:  604-437-4453   EMAIL:   peacepoppies@shaw.ca