Free transit offered on busy Remembrance Day in Fort St. John

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The free rides will be offered exclusively on routes #1 and #2, from 8:15 a.m. until 12:35 p.m., then again from 2:45 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. and only on Remembrance Day.

Customers who depend on the handyDart can also take advantage of free transit trips on Remembrance Day from 8 a.m. until noon, then again from 3:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman says providing free transit is just one way the city can help in bringing people together to celebrate this important cause.

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"Remembrance Day is the one special day in the year that we can come together at our local legion to remember and thank our veterans. The City is proud to be able to partner together with B.C. Transit to provide free transit for residents."

B.C. Transit will also encourage its operators, provided it is safe to do so, to stop their buses at 11 a.m. and observe a traditional moment of silence honouring Canadians who have served our country.

It will be a busy day for the Fort St. John Legion, as the festivities begin at 10 a.m. with a parade, which will wrap up an hour later back at the Legion, for an 11 a.m. Remembrance Day service.

A 12 p.m. chili lunch will follow, with the Legion planning an afternoon full of activities for the general public to take part in.

The celebration continues with a turkey dinner, which will begin at 5 p.m. and will be cooked by the Ladies Auxiliary. Following dinner, the Legion will be hosting a 7 p.m. dance, which will turn into a night of Karaoke at 8 p.m.


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