Remembrance Day Ceremonies in the Cowichan Valley
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Remembrance Day is almost here and the ceremony in Duncan will go at the cenotaph in Charles Hoey Park on Sunday.
The colour party and those in uniform will form up in the parking lot near the intersection of Government Street and River Road and march to the cenotaph at 10:45 and at 11 am there is a moment of silence.
Remembrance Day is all about giving thanks and remembering those who fought and continue fighting for our country and Susan de Bree with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 53 said personalized wreaths are available to honour the memory of a loved one.
“They can put the family’s name on if they want to get a ribbon made up, they can make something to put on it, it’s up to the family to get that done,” said de Bree.
Wreaths are available at the Cowichan Volunteer office at #1-Kenneth Street from 10-3:30 pm today and tomorrow.
There are 14-inch and eight-inch wreaths that are 50 and 30 dollars respectively.
Remembrance Day ceremonies
Charles Hoey Park – 10:45 am (reception at 198 Government Street following ceremony)
Centre of Cobble Hill Farmers Institute – 10 am
Cenotaph – 11 am (refreshments and food at 1625 Shawnigan Lake – Mill Bay Road following ceremony)
Chemainus Memorial Cenotaph (9799 Willow Street) – 10:45 am (followed by open house at 9775 Chemainus Road)
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 171 (621 1st Avenue) – 10:30 am
Remembrance Day Service: Branch Cenotaph – 10:45 am (refreshments follow)
Cenotaph at Central Park (on Stanley Street) – 10:50 am