Remembrance Day in Pla­cen­tia

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Bare­need fig­ure skater Jenna Ef­ford earned a ti­tle at the Skate Canada New­found­land and Labrador Sec­tion­als com­pe­ti­tion.

Com­pet­ing in a group of four, the 15-year-old won in the novice women’s cat­e­gory at the event held in Mount Pearl Nov. 11-12, earn­ing a per­sonal-best score for the cur­rent sea­son of 96.66.

She set a new pro­vin­cial record for that cat­e­gory and also landed her first ever triple jump in com­pe­ti­tion. Jenna won the Merit Award for out­stand­ing performance at the event.

The young skater trains in Que­bec, but she still rep­re­sents the Con­cep­tion Bay North Skat­ing Club in lo­cal com­pe­ti­tions.

A large crowd watched and took time to pay re­spect dur­ing the Nov. 11 Remembrance Day cer­e­mony in Pla­cen­tia.

The pa­rade made its way to the new Ceno­taph, which was un­veiled over the sum­mer. It hon­ours those from cur­rent and for­mer com­mu­ni­ties in the Pla­cen­tia Bay area who served dur­ing the First World War, Sec­ond World War, Korean War and in peace­keep­ing mis­sions.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Town of Pla­cen­tia, Doc­tor Wil­liam Colling­wood Me­mo­rial Branch 33 of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion and 2558 Royal Cana­dian Army Cadet Corps were on hand for the cer­e­mony. Af­ter­wards, at­ten­dees gath­ered at the lo­cal le­gion build­ing for a reception.

The Remembrance Day pa­rade pro­ceeded through the streets of Pla­cen­tia on Nov. 11.

Jenna Ef­ford per­forms her rou­tine at the Canada New­found­land and Labrador Sec­tion­als com­pe­ti­tion, held Nov. 11-12.

Han­nah King of the 2558 Royal Cana­dian Army Cadet Corps holds a while cross for mem­bers of the pub­lic to pin a poppy on.


Jenna Ef­ford, left, with Skate Canada New­found­land and Labrador pres­i­dent Bev Power.


Paddy McQuar­rie of Dunville per­formed a song on bag­pipes dur­ing the Remembrance Day cer­e­mony in Pla­cen­tia.

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