Remembrance Day parades and services around the Peace

Remembrance Day ceremonies kick off across the region at 10 a.m. on Friday.

Here's a look at what's happening where:

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Remembrance Day parade route in Fort St. John. Supplied

Fort St. John

Parade: Begins at 10 a.m. from the cenotaph at 102 Street and 105 Avenue, and will march past the Fort St. John Legion and on to city hall before returning to the cenotaph. 

The parade route will be closed to traffic from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. No parking signs will go up Nov. 10 and any vehicles parked on the route at 8:30 a.m. will be towed by the city. 

Service groups marching in the parade will line up on 102 Street and into the School District 60 parking lot. 

Spectators are encouraged to view the parade along 105 Avenue and along 100 Street.

Service: 11 a.m.

The legion will serve a chilli lunch at noon and a turkey dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. All ages welcome. Call the legion at 250-785-3917 for more information.

Dawson Creek

Ceremonies begin shortly at 10:30 at Unchagah Hall at Dawson Creek Secondary School. 

The service will start off with the Marching On of The Colours, the singing of O’Canada, the playing of the Last Post, two minutes of silence, the playing of The Lament, Reveille and the laying of wreaths in remembrance.

Dawson Creek Mayor Dale Bumstead, MLA Mike Bernier, and MP Bob Zimmer are all expected to be in attendance, laying wreaths on behalf of their constituents. Legion member and public relations for Dawson Creek’s branch, Day Roberts, will lay a wreath on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion. Other community organizations are also welcome to lay wreaths.

Immediately following the ceremony, the wreaths will be moved to the cenotaph at City Hall, where another brief ceremony will be held.

Taylor

Gathering begins at 10 a.m. with the march starting at 10:30 a.m. from the arena to the community hall.

Service: 11 a.m. 

Hudson's Hope

Ceremonies begin at 10:45 a.m. at the district office cenotaph. Refreshments to follow at the community hall.

There will be a Veteran's Day Dinner, by invitation, at 6 p.m. at the community hall. All veterans are welcome. Contact the district office at 250-783-9901 for more information. 

Chetwynd

Last Post starts at the cenotaph at the legion at 10am, followed by a service at the legion hall at 10:50am. 

If it is colder than -20 C, the outdoor portion of the ceremonies will be cancelled.

Are we missing a local service? Let us know by emailing editor@ahnfsj.ca

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