The Royal Canadian Legion will be holding its annual Remembrance Day ceremonies and activities in Fort St. John.
The day will begin with a parade starting at the Legion (105 Ave. and 101 St.) on Thursday at 10 a.m. Anyone can participate in the parade and those who are interested in taking part should be at the Legion approximately five minutes prior to the start.
The parade will make its way down a few streets before winding back towards the Legion and ending at the cenotaph in front of the building.
There will then be a short service by the cenotaph before the ceremony is moved indoors.
All rooms in the Legion will be open to the public and televisions will be set up in various areas to broadcast the service for those residents who can’t fit into the auditorium says Dan Davies, the public relations officer for the organization.
Everyone is encouraged to come out to watch the parade and the service at the Legion.
Once the service is over, the Legion will be hosting various activities throughout the day, including a lunch with chili in a bun. However, Davies says the afternoon’s fundraising activities will be geared more towards adults with events like a turkey shoot and horse races.
To end the evening, he says there will be a dance and a turkey dinner held by the Ladies Auxiliary at a cost of $5 per person. Designated drivers will also be available for residents.
For other services in the area:
In Hudson’s Hope, Remembrance Day services will begin at 10:45 a.m. at the District Office cenotaph.
In Taylor, a breakfast will be held at the Taylor Inn at 9 a.m. The parade will then commence at 10:15 a.m. followed by a ceremony at the Taylor Community Hall and Cenotaph at 10:45 a.m.
Below is a song and video created by Deere John for Remembrance Day