TheRoyal Canadian Legion says it'sdisappointed that children selling Remembrance Day poppies were asked to leavea Regina mall on Saturday.
The Army, Navy and Air Force Cadets were selling poppies at Southland Mall as they have also done at various other places around the city in recent days.
Security guards told them they needed permission to be there, then told them they would have to go.
According to Terry Duncan, branch president of the Legion, all stores had been notified by phone or e-mail that cadets would be at poppy stations over the weekend.
"The real unfortunate part is,the children that were out there," he said. "I don't think they received any type of a good message at all."
Karen Kozakavich, the property manager of the Southland Mall, has apologized to Duncan.
She admits security could have handled the situation better.
Duncan said Southland has invited the Legion back.
"Unfortunately, that can't be done this year," he said."We're on a rigid schedule as to when things can be done."