POWELL RIVER, B.C. – 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War I.
This is a significant milestone, according to Sean Smith, a member of the Campbell River Legion and an officer in the local Air Cadets squadron on Vancouver Island.
Ceremonies will not be different from previous years, but Smith said people should still pay extra attention to this year’s ceremonies.
“There should be some added attention to the fact that it is the 100th anniversary. We need the public to understand the significance of this particular date. Remembrance Day is a special day for the nation, especially for people like me and my fellow veterans,” Smith said.
Events will take place across Canada to mark Remembrance Day, including in Powell River. Below are Remembrance Day ceremonies in the region and on northern Vancouver Island.
Find one near you and commemorate those who fought for our freedom.
10:45 a.m. – Parade starts at Dwight Hall (Walnut St, Powell River)
11:00 a.m. – Ceremony at the Cenotaph Memorial Park (Ash St and Walnut St)
10:45 a.m. – Royal Canadian Legion Branch 137 (301 – 11th Avenue, Campbell River)
11:00 a.m. – Ceremony at the Cenotaph (Shopper’s Row)
10:45 a.m. – Royal Canadian Legion Branch 154 (1503 W Road, Quathiaski Cove)
10:45 a.m. – Royal Canadian Legion Branch 147 (699 Sayward Rd, Sayward)
10:50 a.m. – Remembrance Day service at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 180 (821 Marine Drive, Port Alice)
10:50 a.m. – Ceremony at the Cenotaph (Carrot Park, Port Hardy)
10:40 a.m. – Parade starts at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 281 (2631 Mine Rd, Port McNeill)
11:00 a.m. – Ceremony at the Cenotaph (corner of McNeill Rd and Campbell Way)