From the last Friday in October to Remembrance Day, millions of Canadians wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to never forget those who sacrificed for our freedom. We invite everyone across the country to show their recognition by proudly wearing this symbol of Remembrance and taking a moment to reflect.
Courtenay Legion Courtenay Legion Branch #17 will be providing traditional poppy boxes which will accept coins and donors will receive poppies as usual, and, volunteers will set up donation tables at certain business locations if deemed feasible and safe under BC Health directives. No members of the Cadets will be present.
Spectators encouraged to watch from home this year
This year the Ceremony will be a small one. There is no Marching Parade and spectators are discouraged due to the current COVID restrictions by Provincial and Local Health Authorities. Ceremony will include the Act of Remembrance, Last Post and Rouse by our bugler and the Lament by our Piper. Colour Party will be depositing the Colours. Wreaths will be laid by Federal, Provincial, and Local government representatives only. All other wreaths will have been pre-placed and acknowledged on our website www.courtenaylegion.ca . Anyone wishing to personally place a wreath are asked to do so after the Ceremony. CFB Comox flyby will be dependent on weather conditions. We plan on streaming Facebook Live but Victoria ceremony will be on CHEK TV channel 6 and the National Ceremony will be broadcast on CBC ( 7:30am our time)
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William (Bill) Webb
Courtenay Legion Service Officer
250 702 5966 (cell)