CPL partners with Royal Canadian Legion; clubs to wear poppies on kits starting this week

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:

November 6
York United vs Forge FC
FC Edmonton vs Valour FC

November 7
HFX Wanderers vs Atletico Ottawa
Cavalry FC vs Pacific FC

November 9
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 year-long 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-needed 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.”