Residents across the East Kootenay will honour their veterans Saturday.
Cranbrook, Fernie, Sparwood, Canal Flats and Invermere will hold their traditional ceremonies for Remembrance Day.
Meanwhile, Kimberley will hold its first Remembrance Day with a new cenotaph.
Military Ames Facilitator Cindy Postnikoff says they will include a flag placing ceremony as part of the event.
“In years past, the MC has done a role call of the fallen who are named on the plaque,” Postnikoff says. “We wanted to go a little bit further with that this year. As the names are called on the role call, they will be going up and placing a flag in front of the cenotaph for each one of those men.”
Postnikoff says she’s honoured to recognize the community’s veterans through the new site.
“I’m extremely excited and honoured to be doing that,” Postnikoff says. “We’re feeling very good about acknowledging those service men in a bigger way.”
A list of ceremonies throughout the region can be found below…
10:45 am – Ceremony to be held at Canal Flats Civic Centre
10:30 am – Parade marches to Rotary Park
11 am – Ceremony to be held at Rotary Park
12 pm – Social planned for Kennedy Hall on 1st Street. For the girl guides and scouts.
1 pm – Social planned for Royal Canadian Legion, Heritage Inn basement
10:20 am – Parade to Veteran Memorial Park
10:55 am – Ceremony at Veteran Memorial Park
No gathering to be held at Elks Hall this year.
Hair Therapy is offering haircuts all day after the service by donation, with all proceeds going to Military Ames, which will go towards the memorial wall in the Kimberley Veteran Memorial Park.
10:55 am – Ceremony at Court House Cenotaph
10 am – Church Service at Senior’s Drop-in Centre
10:45 am – Parade to Cenotaph
10:55 am – Ceremony at Sparwood Public Library
10:55 am – Ceremony at Main Street Cenotaph
– Military Ames Facilitator, Cindy Postnikoff