Canada's Poppy Donation Boxes Are Getting A 2020 Upgrade & Some Have Touchless Payments

You'll just need to tap to donate! 🇨🇦
Trending Editor
Poppy Donation Boxes In Canada Are Getting Upgraded & Some Will Have Contactless Payments

Now that’s a 2020 upgrade! Some of Canada’s poppy donation boxes have been revamped ahead of this year’s Remembrance Day.

Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Royal Canadian Legion has revealed a brand new poppy donation box that accepts donations via contactless payments.

The tap-enabled boxes will accept money from contactless credit and debits cards, as well as mobile apps and Apple Pay.

Editor's Choice: Canada Just Reported Its Highest Ever Single-Day Jump In New COVID-19 Cases

This means Canadians will be able to take a poppy and make the optional donation of $2 without having to come within two metres of a volunteer.

That’s not all that has changed, either.

The boxes also have a new design, “taking the shape of the headstones of our fallen” explains the Royal Canadian Legion.

Traditional donation trays will still be available across the country, as well as the 250 new tap-to-tribute boxes that will be distributed nationally.

The updated design will be up-and-running from October 30 in HSBC Bank Canada branches, select Royal Canadian Legion branches and some other locations.

The Most Popular TikTok Video Of 2021 Includes Justin Bieber & It's Not What You Expect

There was some good Canadian representation in this year's roundup 🍁

TikTok just released its roundup of videos that took the world by storm in 2021, and the list will definitely bring back some good memories.

According to the release, TikTok entertained over a billion people this year and the videos that made the top of the list will surely make you smile.

Keep Reading Show less

Canadian author Robert Munsch, 76, who is famous for his children's stories, revealed he has dementia in an interview with CBC's 'The Next Chapter' and Canadians are pouring out support on Twitter.

"I have ongoing dementia," said Munsch, who once worked at the University of Guelph, in an interview with CBC.

Keep Reading Show less

Grab your bucket list! It’s time to start dreaming of new adventures and these natural wonders in Canada are the perfect places to start.

From the provincial park where dinosaurs once roamed to the iconic turquoise waters of Lake Louise, everybody should have the opportunity to experience these Canadian wonders at least once in their lifetime.

Keep Reading Show less

If you were wondering how much money you’d need to buy a house in Canada, the answer is a lot!

New research from Royal LePage Real Estate found that Canada’s aggregate home price right now is $749,165, which is a 14.1% year-over-year increase from the same time in 2020.

Keep Reading Show less