The Estevan Legion has begun its poppy campaign today, as Remembrance Day is two weeks away.

To kick off the event, Estevan Legion President Frosty Forrest went down to the Estevan Regional Nursing Home to present the first poppy of the year to Jim Spenst, a 96-year-old World War 2 veteran.

Spenst is also a lifelong member of the legion and a member of the community.

He was also presented with a pin, commemorating the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Legion currently has canvassers across town who are putting poppy boxes across town, looking for donations from businesses and people.

That poppy fund goes towards supporting the veteran community in Estevan, with Frosty saying there are plenty of former members in the city.

Forrest asks that everyone wears a poppy as we approach Remembrance day, with those available at many stores across Estevan.

Forrest says that he understands money has been tight for some and encourages people to donate to the poppy fund.