Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­monies to be held through­out city

Winnipeg Sun - - NEWS - — Glen Dawkins

Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­monies will held at lo­ca­tions through­out the city on Sun­day to mark the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of the First World War.

The main cer­e­mony will be held at the RBC Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, hosted by the Joint Vet­er­ans As­so­ci­a­tion of Man­i­toba. Run­ning from

10:15 a.m., to noon, the event will fea­ture the lay­ing of wreaths by var­i­ous dig­ni­taries in­clud­ing the Lieu­tenant Gover­nor of Man­i­toba Jan­ice Fil­mon.

“I en­cour­age all Win­nipeg­gers to make sure that we are demon­strat­ing that we re­mem­ber and we are pay­ing our re­spects to those who serve and those who have served and ul­ti­mately paid the price for the free­doms we all en­joy,” said Mayor Brian Bow­man on Fri­day.

As well, Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­monies and pa­rade will be held at Minto Ar­mouries (959 St. Matthews Ave.) from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m., and Mcgre­gor Ar­mouries (551 Machray Ave.) from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. The Royal Winnipeg Ri­fles will hold a cer­e­mony at Vimy Ridge Me­mo­rial Park (Portage Av­enue at Home Street) from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and the 38 Cana­dian Brigade Group Valour Road cer­e­mony will be held at Sar­gent Av­enue at Valour Road from 10:45 to11:45 a.m.

The fifth an­nual St. Nor­bert Re­mem­brance Day Ser­vice will be held out­side at St. Nor­bert Cemetary at Sainte Therese Av­enue from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Events will also be held at var­i­ous Royal Cana­dian Le­gions and Army, Navy and

Air Force Vet­er­ans as­so­ci­a­tion es­tab­lish­ments through­out the city.

As well, a poppy-red tower will glow atop the Cana­dian Mu­seum for Hu­man Rights this week­end in hon­our of Re­mem­brance Day and the 100th an­niver­sary of the Ar­mistice that ended the First World War.

Free ad­mis­sion will be ex­tended to vet­er­ans and ac­tive serv­ing mem­bers of the Cana­dian armed forces and their fam­i­lies (up to a to­tal of two adults and four youths) this week­end.

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