OTTAWA — The Royal Canadian Legion says that once again this year, 117,000 poppies representing Fallen Canadian Veterans are cascading virtually upon the Peace Tower at Parliament Hill and on the Senate building.
The Poppy Drop takes place from Oct. 28 to Nov. 11, from 6:30–9:30 p.m. ET. Virtual Poppies will also cascade down the National Art Centre’s “Kipnes Lantern” on Nov. 11, from 7 a.ma ET to midnight.
Many Canadian landmarks and community locations will also be lit in support of the campaign and Remembrance. The special lightings include the following, to date:
The CN Tower will project the Poppy image on the tower itself.
The City of Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips Square will be lit.
The Niagara Falls will be lit in red on Oct. 28 and Nov. 11.
The City of Ottawa sign in the Byward Market will be lit.
Science World and BC Place Stadium will be lit on Oct. 28 and Nov. 11.
The sails at Canada Place will be lit on Nov. 11.
The Calgary Tower will be lit in red on Nov. 11.
Starting on Oct. 28 and running each night, two large screens on Parliament Hill are showing the Virtual Wall of Honour, a silent video sharing the faces of Canadian Veterans who have passed, their photos submitted by people from across the country.
Watch the Poppy Drop at this link.