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Local Legion branch kicks off 2020 Remembrance Day poppy campaign

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The Royal Canadian Legion is launching its annual poppy campaign this weekend.

Pat McIntosh, the Poppy Chair with the General Stewart Branch, says the local campaign will engage the community in Lethbridge and surrounding area covering Coaldale, Raymond, Stirling and Magrath.

One of the new additions to the poppy campaign this year will be the ability for the public to make e-donations online at the Lethbridge Legion website and texting or in-person donations using a tap to pay poppy box.

“We are looking forward to providing assistance to veterans and their families with the support of donations raised,” stated McIntosh.

The poppy campaign runs from October 20th-November 11th every year.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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