Remembrance Day in Kelowna

Hundreds gather in City Park to remember those who gave sacrifice for this country

Hundreds gathered in Kelowna’s City Park, Saturday morning, to reflect on the sacrifices made in both past and present conflicts.

Related: Rutland remembers the sacrifice of so many

Taking place under cloudy skies and a cool 4 C the Remembrance Day ceremony paid special attention to the First and Second War as well as the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele, which ended on Nov. 10, 1917.

Beginning at 10:30 the colour party marched from Kerry Park to the cenotaph in City Park, where a ceremony commenced.

Related: Peachland remembers along the lakeshore

Following the ceremony the Okanagan Military Museum will open its doors to the public to attend the Success in Battle instalment of the WWI exhibition series. New displays explore the compelling story of how Canadian soldiers succeeded in several important battles in 1917.

Remembrance Day, lest we forget.

Posted by Kelowna Capital News on Saturday, November 11, 2017

The 2017 West Kelowna Remembrance Day Ceremony was held at Royal LePage Place. Photos courtesy of Cindy Rogers.

Posted by Kelowna Capital News on Saturday, November 11, 2017


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