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Guelph Storm honours John McCrae with special jersey

Jerseys will be auctioned off after Friday's game with proceeds to the local legion
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The Gueph Storm's special Remembrance Day jerseys feature Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae and his famous poem In Flanders Fields.

"Always remembered in his hometown of Guelph with the conversion of his family home into the McCrae House Museum, the Guelph Storm are honoured to recognize the local, national and worldwide legacy of Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae exactly one hundred years after his passing," said the team in a news release.

This Friday, Nov. 9, there will be a special pre-game ceremony at the Storm game versus the Barrie Colts and the team will wear the special jerseys in the game.

"On Friday, November 9 at our annual Veterans’ Week game, Storm players will be part of the #CanadaRemembers campaign by wearing Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae jerseys that include images of one of Guelph’s most famous sons, the words of “In Flanders Fields”, the poppies blowing “between the crosses” on Flanders Fields and the statue that was erected at Guelph Civic Museum in 2015.

Following the game, our Veterans’ Week Game, all of the Lieutenant John McCrae themed jerseys will be auctioned off online with every dollar raised donated to local Royal Canadian Legions including Guelph’s Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch 234.