The 2018 Nipawin and Area Remembrance Day Service will be held at the Nipawin Evergreen Center. The service will begin at 10:45 am. Veterans, parade participants and wreath layers are invited to the Nipawin Legion for lunch following the service.
A service will be conducted at Pineview Lodge at 3:00 pm for residents unable to attend the morning service.
As this year is the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended WWI, there will be a special ceremony at sundown. Bells of Peace is a joint initiative of the Royal Canadian Legion and Veteran’s Affairs, church bells across the country will ring 100 times at sunset in each community.
A short program will be held outside St. John’s Anglican Church in Nipawin beginning at 5:00 pm. The bells will begin to toll at 5:05. Everyone, especially descendants of WWI veterans, are welcome to attend.
The day will be wrapped up with a banquet held at the Nipawin Legion with awards to follow. Tickets are $12.50 each. Call Brittany in the Lounge at 306-862-4523 to reserve your tickets. Cocktails will be available at 5:00 pm and supper will be served at 6:00 pm. The Bells for Peace will be live streamed in the hall.
Submitted by Shauna Grassing – President Royal Canadian Legion Branch #120
100 Bells will toll on November 11th
Armistice – Bells of Peace November 11, at the going down of the sun, communities across Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with the ringing of 100 bells. The ringing of bells emulates the moment in 1918 when church bells across Europe tolled as four years of war had come to an end.
To engage youth in this significant initiative, children with the help of schools and youth organizations, are encouraged to research, locate and place flags on the graves of Canadian Veterans of the Great War.
Legion Branches and communities will host commemorative ceremonies and special activities to help Canada Remember. At sunset on November 11, the bells will ring at Parliament Hill, city halls, places of worship, military bases, Naval vessels and at ceremonies across the country to honour Canada’s Veterans and commemorate the end of the First World War.
When you hear the bells toll on November 11, take a moment to pause and remember all those who served and sacrificed.
We will remember them.
Source: Royal Canadian Legion