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Ponoka will remember

Remembrance Day ceremonies will go ahead, albeit in a different format

As with most things this year, Remembrance Day celebrations will be a bit different.

The Royal Canadian Legion Ponoka Branch No. 66’s Remembrance Day ceremony will be outdoors, and will not be open to the public, but it will go on, no matter the weather.

The service, which will begin at 10:45 a.m. on Nov. 11, in front of the Legion at their memorial, will last about 20 minutes and will be live streamed on their Facebook page.

There will be a limited number of dignitaries in attendance, and any public who is there will have to remain behind a barrier.

An opening prayer will be given by Home Church pastor Rob McArthur, followed by the singing of O Canada, acts of remembrance, the playing of Last Post, God Save the Queen, and finish with In Flanders Fields.

There will be no march of the colours. They will already be in place, and some wreaths may be laid in advance.

There will be no public function afterwards.

Ponoka Secondary Campus

Ponoka Secondary Campus will be showing a video presentation with pre-recorded messages on Nov. 6 at 10 a.m., in lieu of its traditional remembrance assembly.

The video will be played on screens in classrooms via an online link.

There will, however, be a symbolic passing of the torch in the hallways, ending in the Hall of Valour. Students will hold their own candles, but pass the flame along while physically distancing.