Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #36.
A very special program of recognition has been planned to honour and remember the fallen, and give thanks for our freedoms. All are welcome to join Royal Canadian Legion Branch #36 for the parade and events of the day.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
10.40am: Parade departs from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #36, 561 1st Ave, to the Cenotaph at The Fernie Courthouse. Led by Legion members, Elk Valley RCMP, 1st Responders, 3300 Club, City of Fernie, Elk Valley Cadets and others.
10.55am: Cenotaph Service.
11am: 2 minute silence.
11:30am: Bells of Peace will ring 100 times to emulate the moment in 1918 when church bells across Europe tolled as four years of war came to an end.
11.45am: Parade reforms and returns to the Legion for the Service of Remembrance - members and guests welcome.
12:00pm Ecumenical Service at the Legion by Branch Padre Reverend Andrea Brennan.
12:20pm: Bar open for beverage service
1:00pm: Music and entertainment by Russ LeBlanc and friends.
5:03pm: At the going down of the sun, the Bells of Peace will ring out again 100 times, in the legion, to coincide with bells across the country to honour Canada's Veterans and commemorate the end of the First World War.
5:10pm: Members of the Fernie Choir will perform following the Bells of Peace.
Remembrance Day is a public holiday in Canada.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.