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It’s the end of October and thus my annual hunt for a veteran is on. Specifically, a veteran giving out poppies. I wandered around downtown for quite a while yesterday looking for one with no luck. I checked the usual hotspots — the Roddick gates, high traffic areas around the metro and underground city, department stores, a post office and bank or two — but there wasn’t a poppy in sight. Except of course on the lapels of many passerbys. I’ve got a toonie burning a hole in my pocket so if any fellow Montrealers know where I might find a pile of poppies for the picking, let me know!

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4 Responses to “Looking for a poppy”

  1. lambic says:

    There was an old guy selling them by the spermy looking piece of art at McGill and University.

    I’ve never been a fan of the whole poppy thing, I think there are many more worthy causes.

  2. GP says:

    For me the meaning behind it is much more important than the donation.

  3. Audrey says:

    I got mine right in front of Metro. Hope that helps.

  4. GP says:

    I found one in the entrance to the Redpath Library :)

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