With Remembrance Day approaching, communities around the East Kootenay and Canada get prepared to honour those who served in the armed forces.
The Royal Canadian Legion has selling poppies to raise money for supporting veterans. According to the Canadian Legion, money from the Poppy Trust Fund is used for a wide variety of supports, including housing, clothes, disability modifications among many others.
Those wishing to show support and pay respects can do so on Monday, November 11.
The day’s events and ceremonies are:
- 10:30 am – Parade is scheduled to fall-in at the Platzl with ceremonies to follow, and a fly-by if the weather permits.
- 10:30 am – Parade heading to Rotary park, and ceremony with two minutes of silence to take place after.
- Remembrance Day Service will begin at 10:00 and will continue until refreshments are served at 11:30.
- Church service at 10:00 am, followed by a parade at 10:45.
- Cenotaph Ceremony will take place at 10:55 at the Sparwood Public library.
- Coffee/tea and hot chocolate will be available at the Senior’s Drop-in Centre. A light lunch will also be served in Centennial Square.
- 10:40 – Parade to the cenotaph followed by services.
- 11:45 – Parade will form up once again and make its way back to the Legion.
- 10:30 – A procession is scheduled to begin at the legion on 13th street, and will move to Cenotaph Park, with the ceremony at the park.