UBCO community to host public Remembrance Day event

Remembrance Day Service 2019

Public is encouraged to participate, honour Canadians at special event

What: Remembrance Day Service
Who: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, BC Dragoons, students, faculty and staff
When: Thursday, November 7 from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m., reception to follow
Where: Courtyard, UBC’s Okanagan campus, Kelowna

Students, faculty and staff at UBC Okanagan will gather with members of the Royal Canadian Legion and the British Columbia Dragoons Thursday to mark Remembrance Day.

The long-standing tradition includes a formal ceremony—complete with two-minutes of silence, reveille and the laying of wreaths. A short reception follows the service, providing a chance for the university community to mingle with the veterans, who are Legion and BC Dragoons members.

This is the 14th 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 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 Lieutenant-Colonel Kevin Mead of the BC Dragoons will give a short address.

The event takes place in the courtyard and the reception is in the Arts building foyer.

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.

To find out more, visit: ok.ubc.ca