Soldiers remembered with service at UBCO, Wednesday

UBCO hosts its 11th Remembrance ceremony, Nov. 9 at the Kelowna campus courtyard.

Remembrance Ceremony at UBC Okanagan

This Wednesday, Nov. 9, students, faculty and staff at UBC Okanagan take a moment to remember Canada’s fallen soldiers at a Remembrance Day service. This year the colour party from Kelowna’s Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, will be on hand to mark the event.

The university invites neighbouring schools, local residents and the entire campus community to honour Canada’s soldiers at the service. The ceremony is a combination of traditions from UBC and members of the local Canadian Legion.

An UBCO employee who is a veteran, will speak briefly about the importance of Remembrance Day, along with other administrators and students. Along with the reading of In Flanders Fields and the singing of O Canada, there will be the traditional two minutes of silence, a bugle reveille and bagpipe lament.

After the formal service, all are welcome to a reception in the Arts Building foyer. The reception provides a chance for the university community to mingle with the veterans and Legion members.

The service will be held in the UBC Okanagan campus courtyard, starting at 10:45 a.m.

Pay parking is available on campus.

Just Posted

Peachland wildfire mapped at over 1,500 hectares

Smoke may increase today around the valley

Okanagan Wildfires: Monday morning update on wildfires and evacuations

A Monday morning look at the major wildfires impacting the Okanagan and Similkameen.

West Kelowna crime scene taped off

Mounties investigating a crime scene that spans nearly an entire shopping complex in West Kelowna.

Okanagan Mountain Park fire remains the same size

Crews built hand guards and continued to extinguish hot spots.

Update: Police probe Toronto shooting that killed 2, injured 12; suspected gunman dead

Paramedics said many of the victims in Danforth, including a child, were rushed to trauma centres

Sunken duck boat to be raised after deadly Missouri accident

17 people died over the weekend in a deadly boat incident

Man extradited to Canada in B.C. killing, following arrest in South Korea

28-year-old Jui-Kai Weng was charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder

Savre rides to victory at L’Alpe de Grand Blanc

More than 140 riders take on the biking trek from Kelowna to Big White.

Canada beats Triple Crown for Canada Cup softball title

National team’s championship is first at B.C. tournament since 1996

Record high in Japan as heat wave grips the region

The temperature in a city north of Tokyo reached 41.1 degrees Celsius (106 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday, the highest ever recorded in Japan.

Feds looking at ways to tackle wave of gun violence in Toronto: Minister

Toronto mayor John Tory spoke to the press following a mass casualty event in Toronto.

Inquest set in death of RCMP’s spokesperson for Robert Dziekanski case

Former Mountie Pierre Lemaitre died of self-inflicted injuries in Abbotsford in 2013

RCMP searching Penticton channel for ‘evidence’

RCMP divers are on scene at the Penticton channel, just past Green Avenue.

Most Read