October 28 – November 11


2022 marks the 150th birthday celebration of our famous John McCrae, author of the "In Flanders Field" poem, which became a symbol of the sacrifices of all who fought and continue to fight to preserve the freedom that we enjoy today.


HSBC and the Royal Canadian Legion are happy to offer Canadians the opportunity to show their generosity in support of all of our Veterans by using any of the touchless Pay TributeTM boxes distributed across Canada.


Join us with your support. That's all it takes to Pay Tribute to those who have sacrificed so much for us.

Legion - Honouring 100 years of the Poppy #POPPY100

In Flanders Fields



In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields.

How it works

  • Pay Tribute Poppy boxes enable you to donate and receive a Poppy using tap and pay technology on cards, smartphones, and devices.
  • To make an optional donation of $2, $5 or $10, just place your card or tap and pay technology device on the desired donation amount and take a Poppy to wear.
  • That’s all it takes to Pay Tribute to those who have sacrificed so much for us.

There are 1,000 Pay Tribute boxes spread across Canada. Find the one closest to you.

The Royal Canadian Legion

Founded by Veterans for Veterans, The Royal Canadian Legion advocates for the care and benefits for all who served Canada, regardless of when or where they served.


The Legion provides representation and assistance to Veterans – including currently serving Canadian Armed Forces, the RCMP, and their families – and access to their services is available at no cost. The Legion helps thousands of Veterans each year and makes significant positive changes in their lives:

  • Close to 20 million dollars is donated during the National Poppy Campaign each year
  • Translates to directly supporting Veterans on issues such as homelessness, food insecurity, operational stress injury and government benefit application process
  • Canada’s largest non-profit Veteran support and community service organization
  • Close to 250,000 Legion members, many of whom volunteer an extraordinary amount of time to their Branches
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Donate to The Royal Canadian Legion

Make a donation online to The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command Poppy Trust Fund

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