We have poppies available for 2018.
Peace is good all year, and many people still want to wear white poppies outside Remembrance Day. We continue to do mail-order. You can also ask us to send you a reminder next year.
Email us at <info@PeacePoppies.ca> and let us know your location (city) and the number of poppies you are interested in, or download this PDF order form (which lists suggested donations). Do check the list of depots below first.
Where Does Your Money Go?
We distribute poppies by donation as a consciousness raiser, not a fundraiser - we just try to break even (not counting our hours, gas, ...) . Importing poppies costs us ~$.89 ea. This money goes to the Peace Pledge Union in Britain and helps fund their excellent peace education work. Our additional expenses for pins, postage, envelopes & printing are ~$.17/poppy for a total of ~$1.06/poppy. Your donation of $1-$2/poppy lets us cover expenses and provide poppies at below cost to schools and disadvantaged groups.
Most drop-in depots have returned their boxes, and the few below are not sure. Please email us if you want to obtain poppies by mail, or if you want to offer a place to host a depot in the next campaign.
Vancouver (East to West)
British Columbia outside Vancouver
Rest of Canada
Check this page later for additions to the list of depots, or contact us to offer your space.
For "Coquelicot blanc" in Québec, please see Echec à la Guerre .
Please see their website www.whitepoppy.org.uk
We used to make our own by drawing the outline of a flower on a piece of card and sticking it to a used button. If you have a printer that can print photos on 4x6 inch glossy paper (or a 4x6 card), you can download a ready-to-print picture in PDF format. Hand-drawn poppies may be better, especially if the ink from your printer is not waterproof. Many photo shops let you upload an image in JPEG format rather than PDF, and print for cheaper than a home printer's ink and paper, and with more durable ink.
More economically, download and print the image of 6 flowers (picture on right side). These are a bit smaller, closer to the red poppy size. Cut a piece of cloth adhesive tape (ex: duct tape) 1"x1/2", fold a ridge, then stick to the back of the flower. You can then stick a pin (straight or safety) through the ridge in the tape. Or see below picture of duct tape around safety pin.
Finally, download paper-poppies-8.5x11-20.pdf 20 poppies on letter-size paper, same size flowers as the 6-flower file above.