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North Okanagan Remembrance Day ceremonies

A woman places her poppy on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier following the Remembrance Day ceremonies at the National War memorial in Ottawa, Friday November 11, 2016.
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November 09, 2018 - 8:46 AM

NORTH OKANAGAN - Remembrance Day is this Sunday, Nov. 11 and here are some details about the ceremonies being held in the North Okanagan. The observances mark the 100 years since the signing of the armistice at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918, which ended the First World War.


The Vernon branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is co-hosting a ceremony at Kal Tire Place.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 in partnership with the City of Vernon are hosting the event.

The program is as follows:

Door open 9:30 a.m.

Musical interlude 9:50 a.m.

Sentries fall in 10:20 a.m.

Parade of veterans 10:25 a.m.

Service begins 10:35 a.m.

One minute of silence 11:00 a.m.

Kal Tire Place is located at 3445 43 Ave. and the city say ample parking is available on site.


Remembrance Day services are starting at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday.

The Coldstream ceremonies will take place at the Coldstream Cenotaph and Lavington Cenotaph for Lavington. Refreshments are to follow at both Fire Halls.

Parking for the Coldstream Cenotaph will be available at Coldstream Elementary School.


The Armstrong service starts at 10:45 a.m. at Hassen Arena at the Fair Grounds.

There will be a parade consisting of colour party, cadets, scouts and guides.

Marchers will assemble at 10:30 a.m. and march into position at 10:50 a.m.

Spectators and wreath layers should enter the arena no later than 10:45 am. Chairs will be provided.

All are invited to the Legion branch for a light lunch upon completion of the ceremony.

At 5 p.m. a supper will be provided by the Lions at the branch. For veterans this will be free, and for others the cost will be $7.00.


There is a parade leaving from Branch #98 at 909 Belvedere St. and travel to the Cenotaph Park on Mil Avenue starting at 10:30 a.m.

10:35 a.m.

March off from the Branch.

10:45 a.m.

Colour Party will advance, while the Official Party will advance to the podium.

10:50 a.m.

O Canada, Call to Worship - Opening Prayer, Letter from the Prime Minister, Last Post

11:00 a.m.

Two minutes of silence, Reveille, Act of Remembrance, Wreath Laying, Honour Roll, Speeches, God Save the Queen


The Lumby ceremony will start at 10:30 a.m. at the Lumby Branch #167 at 2016 Miller St. and go to the Lumby Cenotaph on Glencaird Street across from Charles Bloom Secondary School.

March from Legion to Cenotaph 10:30 a.m.

Ceremony begins 10:55 a.m.

Two minutes of silence 11:00 a.m. 

March back to the Legion 11:30 a.m.

Graveside service at the cemetery 12:00 p.m. 

Patrons are invited for refreshments and a luncheon at the Legion branch following the ceremony. There will be sandwiches at the Lounge. Families are welcome in the hall for soup and hot dogs.

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