Fedeli Honours Canadian HeroesNovember 1, 2018
QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario’s Government for the People has launched this year’s Remembrance Week campaign, honouring Canadian soldiers past and present for their service during times of war, conflict and peace.
“Most of us will never know the horrors of war or understand the sacrifices our Canadian Armed Forces made, and continue making, to protect this country and keep us safe,” said Premier Doug Ford. “These men and women are true heroes and many of them walk among us today.”
“This Remembrance Day we reflect on the heroism of the Canadian Armed Forces. Whether they served in the First World War, Second World War, Korean War, the War in Afghanistan or any other conflict, the men and women of the Canadian Forces represent the very best of our country, our people and our values. They deserve our gratitude and our respect,” said Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli. “I encourage you to join your local community at a Remembrance ceremony to show your respect and gratitude. Lest we forget.”
Beginning on November 5, 2018, Remembrance Week will be an opportunity for Ontarians to unite and pay tribute to members of the Canadian Armed Forces for their courage and sacrifice in serving Canada, at home and abroad. During this time, Ontarians can participate by organizing a Remembrance Day or a Remembrance Week event and share their gratitude and respect online by using the hashtag #RemembranceDay.
Remembrance ceremonies in Nipissing include:
East Ferris – Thursday, Nov. 8 — 10:30 a.m. at East Ferris Cenotaph Memorial Park.
Bonfield – Friday, Nov. 9 — 10:30 a.m. at Cenotaph.
Powassan — Saturday Nov.10 — Royal Canadian Legion Branch 453 –– 10:30 a.m. at Legion, then march to the Cenotaph.
Callander – Sunday Nov.11 — Royal Canadian Legion Branch 445 – 9:30 a.m. at Legion then parade to wreath laying ceremony at Cenotaph 10:45 a.m.
Mattawa – Sunday, Nov.11 — Royal Canadian Legion Branch 254 – leaving Legion at 10:30 am with ceremony at Cenotaph at 11 a.m.
Nipissing First Nation — Sunday, Nov.11 — Assembling at 10:30am at Community Centre, Garden Village, service at Cenotaph at 11:00 a.m.
North Bay — Sunday, Nov.11 — Royal Canadian Legion Branch 23 — 11:00 a.m. Memorial Gardens.
Trout Creek — Sunday Nov.11 — 10:45 a.m. at Fire Hall then march to Cenotaph.
West Ferris — Sunday, Nov.11 — Royal Canadian Legion Branch 599 –– 10:30 a.m.