Four poppy donation cans go missing in Chomedey

Poppy (CTV News)

The Royal Canadian Legion branch 251 in Chomedey says four of its donation cans have gone missing, and they want to know that happened to them.

The annual Remembrance Day poppy campaign got underway last Friday, and the Legion says the cans all went missing from different Tim Hortons locations in the Laval borough.

It's not clear how much money went missing, but Shannon Westlake, who coordinates the poppy campaign for branch 251, says the cans could potentially hold hundreds of dollars each.

"The cans can hold $400," Westlake said. "Potentially, $400 a can is missing."

The poppy campaign raises much-needed funds every year to assist veterans with all manner of expenses, as well as to other community initiatives.

"Wheelchairs, walkers, canes to make their homes more accessible to them, all the way to food if they need it," she said.

Westlake says the Legion has filed a police report, and is urging anyone with information on the disappearances to contact Laval police.

Westlake says police are reviewing surveillance footage from the restaurants to see who might have displaced the cans.