4 Wing Cold Lake will be holding a military parade through Bonnyville and accept the freedom of the city honours on May 5th.
Freedom of the City is a historic tradition signifying great respect for the unit’s Officers and Personnel. The Parade will start between 10: 15 and 10:30 at the Centennial Centre and eventually make its way to the Provincial Building where a ceremony will be held. The Ceremony will end with a flyover of some planes from the military base. After the Ceremony, the public are welcome to attend a short reception for 4 Wing Cold Lake personnel, to be held at the Cenovus Arena at the Centennial Centre.
The Town and M.D. of Bonnyville thank the entire community for their continued cooperation and assistance, and we look forward to having you join us for the Freedom of the City parade.
10:15 a.m. -All dignitaries NIPs should be seated in assigned area at the Provincial Building
10:30 a.m. – Master of Ceremonies will engage the crowd for explanation of event and biographies of the players
10:40 a.m. – Parade will be in place in front of Provincial Building
10:45 a.m. – Beginning of ceremony/script
10:56 a.m. – The symbolic barrier will be removed by the Chief of Police
11 :00 a.m. – General Salute/National Anthem and flypast
11 :05 a.m. – Inspection of troops by Mayor and Reeve
11 :21 a.m. – Final words
11 :30 a.m. – The Master of Ceremonies will thank the guests and invite them back to the Cenovus Arena at the Centennial Centre (this is to give the troops time to drop off weapons)
12:00 Noon – Meet and Greet/Reception