An estimated 4

Thousands attend Remembrance Day in Abbotsford

Ceremony at Cenotaph commemorates those who gave their lives for all Canadians.

  • Nov. 11, 2015 7:00 p.m.



Over 3,000 attended today’s Remembrance Day ceremony at Abbotsford’s Cenotaph at Thunderbird Memorial Square on Veterans Way.

Led by Art Turnbull of the Royal Canadian Legion, the solemn ceremony honoured the sacrifices of Canadian soldiers past and present. This year’s event featured a performance from the Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir and the Royal Canadian Air Cadets 861 Silverfox Squadron band, a prayer from the Khalsa Diwan Society Sikh Temple, and laying of remembrance wreaths by community groups and dignitaries.

Read our story about local veteran Bert Wiebe’s Korean War service here.

More photos may be viewed on Facebook or on The News’ Flickr site.

Parade participants included:

  • The Royal Canadian Legion
  • Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service
  • Abbotsford Police Department
  • Royal Canadian Air Cadets
  • Canadian Forces
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Canada Border Service Agency
  • Correctional Services Canada
  • BC Corrections
  • Girl Guides of Canada
  • Scouts Canada

Wreath-layers included:

  • Ann Bason, Memorial Cross mother
  • Ed Fast, MP
  • Darryl Plecas, MLA; representatives of Mike de Jong, MLA and Simon Gibson, MLA
  • Mayor Henry Braun
  • Canadian Armed Forces, Royal Westminster Regiment
  • Royal Canadian Legion
  • Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada
  • Canadian Merchant Navy and Canadian Coast Guard
  • Canadian Korean War Veterans
  • Indian Ex-Servicemen Society
  • Royal Canadian Air Cadets
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Canadian Border Services
  • Corrections Canada
  • BC Sherriffs
  • Abbotsford Police Department
  • Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service
  • BC Ambulance Service and Paramedics

 

Just Posted

VIDEO: ‘Heroes’ rescue Abbotsford teen trapped in vehicle in water-filled ditch

Two men sprang into action, holding 17-year-old’s head out of water as they pried open door

Abbotsford fire department switches to E-Comm for its dispatch services

Among 15 in Fraser Valley Regional District to make the change

Abbotsford wrestlers excel at provincials

Local grapplers from five different school reach the podium in Langley

Risk of ‘deadly avalanches’ leads to warning for B.C.’s south coast

Weak layer of snow on Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland could trigger an avalanche

Abbotsford’s Sarah Wark, Team B.C. advance to championship round

B.C. defeats Manitoba in tiebreaker game on Thursday morning to qualify for next round

VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: Earlybird RV Show in Abbotsford

2019 edition of the event comes to Tradex

Galchenyuk scores in OT as Coyotes edge Canucks 3-2

Vancouver manages single point as NHL playoff chase continues

B.C. legislature moving suspended staff controversy to outside review

Whale watching, Seattle Mariners trips billed as emergency preparedness, Speaker Darryl Plecas says

Two boys saved after falling through ice in Coquitlam

RCMP say a Good Samaritan pulled the kids to safety

More people signing up for compulsory vaccines

Maple Ridge mom says public tired of hearing about measles

UPDATE: Man charged in stabbing of woman, off-duty cop outside B.C. elementary school

Manoj George, 49, is facing two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault with a weapon after the incident on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Researchers from University of Bristol look into why zebras have stripes

Poll: More voters believe Canada doing worse under Trudeau government

22 per cent believed the country is doing better and 27 per cent said things are the same

HBC shuttering Home Outfitters across Canada

North America’s oldest retailer is revamping its various stores to improve profitability

Most Read