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.