Lakeland residents will have the opportunity to observe Remembrance Day at public ceremonies in their communities on November 11.

The Cold Lake branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is once again leading the service at Cold Lake Energy Centre, where it had been prior to the Covid pandemic. A Legion colour party, military personnel including the 4 Wing Band, and community groups will participate.

Spectators are asked to be seated by 10:30. The Legion welcomes everyone to attend a reception at the Branch after the service.

The St. Paul ceremony is returning to its indoor venue at the Recreation Centre. Live music and a slide show with images of local veterans will begin at approximately 10:00; members of the public are asked to be seated at 10:30.

Joshua Kutryk of Beauvallon, now a NASA astronaut, will send a special presentation via video link from Houston.

A pulled-pork reception will follow. Donations will be accepted.

Bonnyville Branch 183 will hold its ceremony outdoors at the Legion hall, at the corner of 52 Street and 52 Avenue.  The service will start at 10:45, and will be followed by a lunch inside the Legion.

Todd Rorke, president of Cold Lake Branch 211, pins poppies on mayor Craig Copeland and Acting 4 Wing Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Marlow. JEFF GAYE
Mayor Maureen Miller helped St. Paul Branch 100 of the Royal Canadian Legion hoist its Poppy Campaign flag. SUBMITTED