Veteran’s Week will be observed at UBC Okanagan with a special Remembrance Day ceremony next Thursday, Nov. 8, in the campus courtyard. This is the second-annual Remembrance Day ceremony at UBC Okanagan and combines traditions from UBC and the Royal Canadian Legion. The ceremony has been organized by students, faculty and staff working with Legion Branch 26.
The program begins at 10:45 a.m. with the arrival of the colour party, led by Sergeant-At-Arms Sean Patrick and piper. Master of Ceremonies is Dr. Robert Campbell, Dean of the Faculty of Education. Speakers will include Syd Pratt, President of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Kelowna Branch 26, historian Dr. Rick Clapton who teaches history at UBC Okanagan, and student Krystal Smith, executive chair of the UBC Students’ Union Okanagan.
10:45 Ceremony begins
Student Stephanie Korour sings “O Canada”
Remarks by Syd Pratt, President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26
Invocation by Padre Bishop Fraser Berry
Bugle: Last Post
11:00 Two minutes of silence
Act of Remembrance: Students Danielle Gabana, Vanessa Jonson and David Lubbers recite They Shall Not Grow Old
Bagpipe: Lament Flowers of the Forest
Placing of the wreaths:
Graduate Kim Ficke, member of the Reserves, will place a wreath with a member of the Kelowna Legion.
Student Michelle Wilson, member of the Reserves, and UBC Okanagan Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz will place a wreath.
Students Danielle Gabana, Vanessa Jonson and David Lubbers to recite In Flanders Fields
Remarks by Dr. Abd-El-Aziz
Remarks by Dr. Rick Clapton, Professor of History
Remarks by student Krystal Smith, Executive Chair of the Students’ Union
Benediction by student Matthew Koovisk, Sub-Deacon in the Anglican Church
Student Stephanie Korour sings God Save the Queen
11:30 Tea and cookies reception follows in the Okanagan Room, Student Services Centre