Remembrance Day is Saturday

  • Nov. 8, 2006 4:00 p.m.

Lest we forget, there are several Remembrance Day ceremonies taking place on the islands this weekend.
In Masset, people will gather at 10:45 am on November 11 at the Howard Phillips Community Hall. As tradition dictates there will be a minute of silence at 11:00 am and more than 20 wreaths or crosses are expected to be laid on the cenotaph. Afterwards, people will parade to the Legion, says Ted Corry, poppy chairman and first vice-president of the Legion. A tea will be held for all the volunteers and those who partook in the ceremony, he says.
In Queen Charlotte, the parade begins at 10:45 in front of On the Rock and will follow the road around to the hospital and back to the cenotaph. The Gwaii Singers will lead the singing of “O Canada.”
Refreshments will be served at the Teen Centre for young people and at the Legion for adults. The public is invited to attend the potluck at the Legion at 6:30 pm.
Royal Canadian Legion 220 members, who have organized the events, ask that people park near the community hall and leave the nearby parking for seniors.
In Port Clements, the procession starts at 10:30 at the museum. People will proceed to St. Marks Church where there will be a moment of silence and a service will be led by Pastor Dan McCormick. Children will also do readings and wreaths will be laid.
Refreshments are served afterwards at the church. The events have been organized by the village office.
In Sandspit, a veterans and ex-service men breakfast is being sponsored by Willows Golf Course. It’s by invitation only and starts at 8 am.
A procession starts at 10:45 am and goes from the Airport Inn to the Airport, where a service will be held at 11am. The reception will be held at the community hall starting around 11:30 am and is put on by the Ladies of Beta Sigma Phi.

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