All citizens are encouraged to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made to preserve our freedoms and to attend one of the many Remembrance Day ceremonies throughout the Central Okanagan Saturday, Nov. 11, according to the Regional District of the Central Okanagan.
City Park Cenotaph
Organized by the Royal Canadian Legion, Kelowna Branch #26
At approximately 10:30 a.m. a parade of participating organizations and the Colour Party will march from Mill Street along Bernard Avenue to Abbott Street and to the cenotaph in City Park for the ceremony. Following the ceremony, participating youth groups are invited to the Legion Branch, 1380 Bertram Street for lunch. A period of social remembrance will be held at the Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way from 12 to 3:30 p.m.
Lions Park Cenotaph
Organized by the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans Unit 376
The ceremony at the cenotaph in Lions Park will be preceded by a parade starting at 10:30 a.m. from the unit clubhouse parking lot at 270 Dougall Road North to Gray Road and into the park. Following the ceremony and parade dismissal, an open house reception will be held at the unit clubhouse, 270 Dougall Road North.
George Elliot Secondary School, 10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road
Organized by the Royal Canadian Legion, Oyama Branch #189
Be seated inside George Elliot Secondary School by 10:30 a.m. A sign language interpreter will be providing translation services during the ceremony. Following the ceremony, an open house will be held at the Legion Branch, 15712 Oyama Road.
Peachland Community Centre, 4450 6th Street
Organized by the Royal Canadian Legion, Peachland Branch #69
Arrive by 10:20 a.m. at the Peachland Community Centre. Following the ceremony, adults and children are welcome at the Peachland Legion on 2nd Street, where refreshments will be served.
Royal LePage Place, 2760 Cameron Road, West Kelowna
Organized by the Royal Canadian Legion, Westbank Branch #288
Arrive by 10 a.m. as a parade involving participating organizations and the Colour Party precede the 11 a.m. ceremony. Following the ceremony, lunch will be served at the Branch for members and invited guests.
The Historic Westbank Association will present a wreath-laying ceremony in the parking lot of the Westbank Lion’s Hall. The ceremony starts at 10:45 am and refreshments will follow in the hall for people who come to the event.