All eight CPL clubs to play Remembrance matches in November
Toronto, ON (November 1, 2021) – The Canadian Premier League is pleased to announce its support for and partnership with The Royal Canadian Legion at four of its upcoming November matches. Players with all eight CPL teams will wear match-day jerseys featuring the Poppy to thank Canada’s veterans for preserving the freedoms we enjoy today.
The league’s tribute to the men and women in uniform who gave their lives for our country also will provide fans with the opportunity to pay their respects to all who have served and continue to serve on behalf of all Canadians. The CPL Remembrance matches are as follows:
York United vs Forge FC
FC Edmonton vs Valour FC
HFX Wanderers vs Atletico Ottawa
Cavalry FC vs Pacific FC
York United vs Forge FC
Following the matches, all jerseys will be individually signed by the players and become available for auction starting on November 11. All proceeds from each auction will be donated to local branch Poppy Trust Fund to provide financial assistance and support to Veterans, including Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP, and their families who are in need.
“We are extremely proud to work with The Royal Canadian Legion in support of our veterans,” said Canadian Premier League Commissioner, David Clanachan. “We’re also proud to honour and acknowledge the veterans who served our nation both during times of conflict and on peacekeeping missions. As a coast-to-coast League, we felt it was the perfect alignment to show our support for the Legion and salute the millions of Canadians from coast to coast who proudly wear their poppies each November.”
The CPL recognizes that for the Legion and its branches, Remembrance is a yearlong commitment to provide several programs, services, and resources for veterans. The support provided by individuals and organizations is key to delivering them.
“The Canadian Premier League’s support means a lot to us,” said Bruce Julian, Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion. “By engaging its wonderful fans through Remembrance games and providing much-need funding for local Poppy Trust Funds, the CPL will play an important role this November and beyond. We are very grateful for this partnership as it will raise awareness and provide a tangible benefit to veterans and their families.”
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About the Royal Canadian Legion
Founded in 1925, the Legion is Canada’s largest Veteran support and community service organization. We are a non-profit organization with a national reach across Canada as well as branches in the U.S. and Europe. With close to 250,000 members, many of whom volunteer an extraordinary amount of time to their branches, our strength is in our numbers.
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