Public is encouraged to attend UBC’s Remembrance Day event
What: Remembrance Day Service
Who: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, BC Dragoons, students, faculty and staff
When: Thursday, November 8 from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m., reception to follow
Where: Courtyard, UBC’s Okanagan campus, Kelowna
This November marks 100 years since armistice and this week the UBC Okanagan campus community will gather in the central courtyard and remember Canada’s fallen.
This is the 13th year the university has held a Remembrance Day ceremony. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 President Jim White will lay a wreath and Reverend Dick Fletcher will speak as part of the ceremony. UBC engineering doctoral student Kris Mackowiak will be the official piper, students from Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School will recite In Flanders Fields, and Captain Jim Wood, with the British Columbia Dragoons, will give a short address.
The traditional two minutes of silence, along with a bugle reveille and bagpipe lament, will be part of the formal service. A reception in the Arts Building foyer follows the formal ceremony.