Lo­cal youth trav­el­ling to France, Bel­gium

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The Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion re­gion will be well-rep­re­sented when a group from this prov­ince takes part in the En­dur­ing Re­mem­brance pil­grim­age along the Trail of the Cari­bou.

The group is trav­el­ling to Bel­gium and France to take part in me­mo­rial cer­e­monies at each of the five Cari­bou Me­mo­ri­als in ar­eas that mark bat­tle­grounds of the Royal New­found­land Reg­i­ment.

There will be six stu­dents and three vet­er­ans trav­el­ling in the group of some 20 people, in­clud­ing an his­to­rian/tour guide, a trans­la­tor and four chap­er­ones.

The fol­low­ing is a list of stu­dents and vet­er­ans from this re­gion:

• Brittany Bishop (As­cen­sion Col­le­giate) — Cupids;

• Isaac Bon­is­teel (Cres­cent Col­le­giate) — New Har­bour;

• Jordan Dove (Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate) — Har­bour Grace;

• Jessie Downey (As­cen­sion Col­le­giate) — Bri­gus;

• Jenna Parsons (Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate) — Vic­to­ria;

• Cas­san­dra Slade (Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate) — Car­bon­ear;

• Ernie Mug­ford — Beach; and

• Harold Evely — Small Poin­tBlack­head-Broad Cove-Adam’s Cove; and • Craig Pomeroy — Cupids; Also join­ing them on the trip will be provin­cial com­mand pres­i­dent Ross Pet­ten (Port de Grave) and trans­la­tor Pa­tri­cia Bad­cock (Co­ley’s

Clarke’s Point).

In co-oper­a­tion with the provin­cial govern­ment, the cen­tre­piece of the trip will be an emo­tional stop at the Beau­mont-Hamel New­found­land Me­mo­rial in France.

New­found­land has a deep con­nec­tion to the site. It is where 733 of the 801 mem­bers of the New­found­land Reg­i­ment were ei­ther killed, in­jured or went miss­ing or July 1, 1916.

The pil­grim­age will pay re­spects to the fallen on July 1.

Once fin­ished, the youth will be known as am­bas­sadors of re­mem­brance and en­trusted with the re­spon­si­bil­ity of en­dur­ing re­mem­brance.


Sub­mit­ted photo

A group of stu­dents from New­found­land and Labrador visit the Beau­mont-Hamel New­found­land Me­mo­rial in 2013.

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