NB Knitting Release

November 9, 2012

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

About face! Legion asks Yarns on York to keep knitting needles humming scarves, touques, mittens to be crafted for veterans

OTTAWA, November 7 , 2012 – Ottawa, ON – 7 November 2012 – While they can’t knit Poppies, the energy and desire of the knitters who supported Yarns on York is going to be put to good use helping needy Veterans in New Brunswick.  The Royal Canadian Legion acknowledges having to ask Yarns on York owner Trish Campbell and her knitting friends to stop making Poppies but recognized an opportunity that would meet a strong need in the community.

“All we wanted to do was help the Legion and we’re so glad we can start on this activity. Not everyone needs a Poppy but certainly a warm pair of mittens, a nice comfy scarf or a touque to keep their heads warm will be appreciated by Veterans attending the Remembrance Day Ceremony,” says Campbell.

“What this situation has shown us, yet again, is that Canadians all across the country want to support Veterans,” says Cynthia Saunders, Provincial Secretary with the Legion. “The Legion gratefully welcomes the support of Yarns on York and we will do everything we can to help share their success story across Canada and help distribute the items they produce here in N.B. to Veterans,” adds Saunders. 

Anyone wishing to support this knitting effort is encouraged to contact yarnsonyork@yahoo.com  or 506-458-9193.

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