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.
About UBC's Okanagan campus
UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning in the heart of British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley. Ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, UBC is home to bold thinking and discoveries that make a difference. Established in 2005, the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world. For more visit ok.ubc.ca.