Remembrance Day in Placentia
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.