Poppy time in the Central Okanagan

As we prepare for Remembrance Day, the Royal Canadian Legion is ready to launch its annual poppy sale.

George Steeves of the Royal Canadian Legion pins a ceremonial first poppy on West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater's lapel during Tuesday night's city council meeting.

This year’s Royal Canadian Legion poppy campaign will kick off Friday morning in Kelowna.

At a breakfast in the RCL Branch 26 hall on Bertram Street, legion officials will pin the first poppy of the campaign in Kelowna on Mayor Colin Basran.

On Tuesday night, at the West Kelowna city council meeting, George Steeves of the legion pinned the first poppy of the West Kelowna campaign on Mayor Doug Findlater.

Each year the Royal Canadian Legion conducts its poppy campaign in the weeks leading up to Remembrance Day on Nov. 11 to remember and honour those who serve, have served and those who gave their lives in battle

Funds raised through the sale of poppies goes to support veterans and their families.

The campaign annually runs from the last Friday in October to Remembrance Day.