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Remembrance Day ceremonies planned in Parry Sound area

Parry Sound is preparing to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. 

Kelsey Quesnelle, Local Legion Branch 117 President, says the plan is to form up at the Legion at 10:45 AM on Saturday.  

“Vern Kennedy will give the call for the Sergeant at Arms to march on the colours. The colour party will march into the square, which will be followed by O Canada and The Last Post. And the two minutes of silence should land pretty square on 11,” she says. 

Quesnelle says if everybody can get there for 10:45, that would be great. 

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“Then the piper will do the lament … and we will move into the Act of Remembrance and some speeches, followed by the wreath-laying ceremony, at that point we will be closing. So we’ll do be doing the closing statements and God Save The King,” she says. 

Quesnelle says at that point the ceremony itself will be done, and the plan is to move to the Legion where Domino’s has donated pizzas and a member has made chili.  

Here are other Remembrance Day Services on November 11 in the region;  

  • Carling Township 
    • Service starts at 10:45 a.m. inside the Carling Community Centre. (4 Carling Bay Road West) not at the Cenotaph. 
  • Orrville 
    • Starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Orrville Cenotaph (1231 Highway 518) 
  • Rosseau 
    • Beginning at 11:00 a.m. Outdoor service at Rosseau Memorial Hall. 
  • Magnetawan 
    • Starting at 2:00 p.m. at the Magnetawan Cenotaph. 
  • Pointe ay Baril 
    • Starting at 10:30 a.m. at the George Cliffs Memorial Park Cemetary. 
  • Mactier 
    • Starting just prior to 11 AM at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 507 office at 11 Elizabeth St. 
  • Britt 
    • Starts at 10:45 a.m. at the Britt Legion on 511 Riverside Drive.  
  • Burk’s Falls 
    • Service starts at 11:00 a.m.; parade will start at the cenotaph at 188 Ontario St., then move to the town’s fire station, and then to the legion. 
  • Bala 
    • Starts at the Bala Legion just prior to 11:00 a.m. Legion Branch 424 will host its service in tandem with the Wahta Mohawks as its administrative building at 2664 Kanien’kehá:ka Iohatátie (formerly Muskoka Rd.) 
  • Port Carling 
    • Ceremony starts 11 AM at the cenotaph across from 4 Bailey St. 
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