November 09, 2015 - 11:30 AM
KAMLOOPS - Canadians will take a moment of silence this week to honour the veterans and serving members who keep our country protected. Here are the ceremonies and events in Kamloops where you can pay your respects.
On Tuesday, Nov. 10, a ceremony is scheduled at Thompson Rivers University's Student Street in the Old Main building from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will feature a reflection from local Lt. Col Kevin Tyler who retired after a 35-year career in the Canadian Forces.
Downtown’s Riverside Park, the site of the city’s cenotaph, will host a Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11 which begins at 10:45 a.m. At 11:04 a.m. there will be a fly-by from the 419 Squadron based in Cold Lake, Alberta. After the service everyone, including children, are invited to the Kamloops Legion at 425 Lansdowne St. for refreshments and entertainment. A dinner, by donation, will be available around 5 p.m.
Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc will host a ceremony on Nov. 11 at St. Joseph's Church, 200 Chilcotin Rd. The event will begin around 10:45 a.m. with coffee and snacks to follow.
Later that day, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church at 1136 6 Ave. will host a choral concert which will include writings about war from Canadian artist Emily Carr and author Lucy Maude Montgomery. Entrance to the concert is by donation and the performance begins at 7 p.m.
The 419 Squadron out of Cold Lake, Alta. performs a fly past over Kamloops.
(JENNIFER STAHN /InfoTel Multimedia)
To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at email@example.com, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-718-2724.
News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2015