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The Lakeland commemorates Remembrance Day on November 11th with solemn observances

This upcoming Saturday, ceremonies will take place throughout the Lakeland to commemorate Remembrance Day.

In Cold Lake, 4 Wing is once again playing a significant role in the commemoration at the Cold Lake Energy Centre. Spectators are urged to gather at Imperial Oil Place at 10:30 am, with the parade kicking off at 10:45 am. Meanwhile, the Bonnyville event will unfold in the open air at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #183, starting at 10:45 am. A poignant moment is anticipated as 100-year-old WWII veteran Willie McGregor is expected to lay a wreath during the ceremony. Inside, attendees can enjoy coffee and refreshments.

Over at the St. Paul Rec Centre, early arrival at 10:00 am is encouraged for observers, as a half-hour of videos commemorating November 11th will precede the program. The official proceedings commence at 10:30 am with the entrance of the 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron from 4 Wing and the participation of first responders.

In Elk Point, the ceremony kicks off with a parade at 10:45 am, starting from the Seniors Centre and leading to the Cenotaph. A brief program and two minutes of silence at 11:00 am will be observed, along with the laying of wreaths.

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Lac La Biche’s Remembrance Day observance also begins at 10:45 am by the Cenotaph outside the Legion building. Following the ceremony, they invite members to partake in a light lunch.

These gatherings serve as a tribute to our veterans, so join your fellow community members in honoring their sacrifices. 

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