Thousands Expected for Remembrance Day Ceremonies
John Scott, vice-president of the Royal Canadian Legion’s BC/Yukon Command, warns those who don’t risk being left outside standing.
“We’ve been running about 2,000 people which pretty much packs that place to capacity and then we’ve had a larger turnout at the Cenotaph in the last couple of years.”
He says attendees can expect to hear several speeches – including words from Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond “and hopefully an MP.”
Following the ceremony, which starts just after 9:00 a.m., he says the march to the Cenotaph will begin at 10:45 a.m. culminating with two minutes of silence at 11:00.
Afterwards Scott says everyone is invited to gather at the Legion.
“Of course. As soon as that’s over, everybody can proceed on over and celebrate with the veterans.”