A snowy Remembrance Day in Kitimat, November 11, 2017

A near blizzard did not stop the people of Kitimat turning out for the Remembrance Day service on November 11, 2017.

Building a snowman before the Remembrance Day service (Robin Rowland)

 

Laura Mckenzie and Linda Lewis checking the wreaths prior to the service (Robin Rowland)

 

An RCMP officer leads the colour party (Robin Rowland)

 

The colour party (Robin Rowland)

 

The RCMP march to the cenotaph. (Robin Rowland)

 

The invocation, left to right, Dwight Magee, Royal Canadian Legion, Rev. Dr. Dona Lethbridge, Legion chaplain, Marg Bogaert, Royal Canadian Legion. (Robin Rowland)

 

Cubs and scouts at the Remembrance Day service (Robin Rowland)

 

Lucy Beatty of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary lowers the flag during the two minutes of silence (Robin Rowland)

A moment of silence. (Robin Rowland)

 

Veteran Jason Parrill lays a wreath on behalf of Canada. (Robin Rowland)

 

Anne Berrisford lays a memorial wreath  for Captain (Chaplain)  D. Schmidt. (Robin Rowland)

 

A cub lays a wreath. (Robin Rowland)

 

Mayor Phil Germuth lays a wreath. (Robin Rowland)

 

The wreaths (Robin Rowland)

A Mountie salutes during the playing of O Canada. (Robin Rowland)

Remembrance Day in Kitimat, 2016

Kitimat Cubs during the two minutes of silence, Remembrance Day, Nov. 11. 2016. (Robin Rowland)

Kitimat Cubs during the two minutes of silence, Remembrance Day, Nov. 11. 2016. (Robin Rowland)

Jason and Serina Parrill, both veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and who saw tours of duty in the some of the worlds hot spots at the Remembrance Day Service, Kitimat, BC. Nov. 11. 2016. They later laid wreathes on behalf of the Sovereign and Armed Forces respectively.(Robin Rowland)

Jason and Serina Parrill, both veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and who saw tours of duty in the some of the world’s hot spots at the Remembrance Day Service, Kitimat, BC,  Nov. 11. 2016. They later laid wreathes on behalf of the Sovereign and Armed Forces respectively. (Robin Rowland)

 

Nancy Grey,president of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary and its zone commander at the Remembrance Day service in Kitimat. (Robin Rowland)

Nancy Grey, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary and its zone commander at the Remembrance Day service in Kitimat. (Robin Rowland)

 

Two Boy Scouts prepare to lay a wreath during the Remembrance Day service in Kitimat, Nov. 11, 2016. (Robin Rowland)

Two Boy Scouts prepare to lay a wreath during the Remembrance Day service in Kitimat, Nov. 11, 2016. (Robin Rowland)

The colour party prepares to march off at the end of the Remembrance Day service in Kitimat, Nov. 11. 2016 (Robin Rowland)

The colour party prepares to march off at the end of the Remembrance Day service in Kitimat, Nov. 11. 2016 (Robin Rowland)

I came across the cluster of maple leaves on my way home from the Remembrance Day service, Nov. 11, 2016 (Robin Rowland)

I came across the cluster of maple leaves on my way home from the Remembrance Day service, Nov. 11, 2016 (Robin Rowland)

 

Remembrance Day, Kitimat, November 11, 2014

A bouquet of carnations with two maple leaf flags honouring Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was left on the Kitimat Cenotaph prior to Tuesday's Remembrance Day ceremony. (Robin Rowland)

A bouquet of carnations with two maple leaf flags honouring Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was left on the Kitimat Cenotaph prior to Tuesday’s Remembrance Day ceremony. (Robin Rowland)

In Kitimat, as happened across the country on November 11. 2014, there was a larger turnout than usual at the Remembrance Day service, as people reflected on the recent events, the deaths of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, as well as the fact that Canadian Forces are in action against the Islamic State in Iraq.

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A veteran waits quietly for the ceremony to begin. (Robin Rowland)

Geese

As in previous years, the fly past over the cenotaph came from the wild, migrating geese.

Cub leader

A cub leader and her troop were part of the parade to the cenotaph. (Robin Rowland)

 

Mounties and guides

 

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Girl Guides at the cenotaph with Canadian Rangers and Army cadets in the rear ranks. (Robin Rowland)

 

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Generations of Girl Guides at the cenotaph in Kitimat (Robin Rowland)

 

 

Guard of Honour Canadian RangerThe Guard of Honour–a Canadian Ranger. (Robin Rowland)

 

Army cadet

The Guard of Honour–an army cadet. (Robin Rowland)

Guard of Honour Mountie

 

The Guard of Honour–a Mountie (Robin Rowland)
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Members of the Royal Canadian Legion lowered flags during the two minutes of silence. (Robin Rowland)

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One of the veterans at the Remembrance Day ceremony (Robin Rowland)

 

Spectators

 

The spectators at the Remembrance Day Ceremony. (Robin Rowland)

 

RCMP lay wreath

RCMP Corporal Chris Manseau lays a wreath as the Royal Canadian Legion’s wreath party watch.  (Robin Rowland)

A new tradition…

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For the past several years, there’s been a tradition that began at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa, people leave their poppies at the cenotaph. Here in Kitimat, people are now pinning their poppies to the wreathes that were laid at the cenotaph a few minutes earlier. (Robin Rowland)

Remembrance Day 2011 in Kitimat, BC

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It’s a Kitimat tradition that children lay wreathes on behalf of those who cannot attend the Remembrance Service. A young boy, preparing to lay his wreath, passes a Mountie at the cenotaph.

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Mounties, Cubs and Brownies.

625-KitimatremembranceNov112011_2.jpgMembers of the Kitimat Royal Canadian Legion.

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Marg Boggert, President of the Kitimat Royal Canadian Legion, Kitimat Mayor Joanne Monaghan, Skeena Bulkley Valley MP and NDP leadership candidate Nathan Cullen at the Remembrance Day service.

627-KitimatremembranceNov112011_4.jpgThree boys prepare to lay wreathes at the Remembrance Service.

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MP Nathan Cullen prepares to lay a wreath representing the government of Canada.

629-KitimatremembranceNov112011_6.jpgKitimat firefighters lay their wreath at the cenotaph.

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