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Remembrance Day ceremonies in Prince George closed to public, but broadcast live on CKPG and live-streamed online

Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held at the cenotaph in Prince George November 11. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremonies will be closed to the public.

However, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43, CKPG TV and Blake Productions will host a combined virtual and live Remembrance Day Ceremony.

Although the ceremony will be closed to the public, Branch 43 has worked with local businesses to provide residents the ability to watch from the safety of your own homes. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., CKPG TV will present a combined pre-recorded and live presentation through its broadcast television channel. The full program will conclude at approximately 11:30 a.m.

As an alternative, at approximately 10:40 a.m., the live outdoor ceremony will be streamed through Blake Productions’ YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/DBZHzmUUde4) and through the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43’s Facebook page (Legion 43 PG). The live-streamed segment will conclude at approximately 11:10 a.m.

With these three ways to view the ceremony and with the current public health orders in place, organizers ask that the general public DO NOT attend the Cenotaph in person. In addition, they ask the Prince George community to stand at the end of the driveway, on the balcony or in the doorway, at 11 a.m. for two minutes of silence.

They invite everyone to post pictures to their social media accounts as you honour our fallen comrades. #WeWillRememberThem

If you would like to place a wreath or poppy at the Cenotaph, you may do so between 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing if you do decide to attend.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43 will open to the public from 2-9 p.m. with limited space available.

“We would like to acknowledge our Armed Forces Veterans, RCMP Veterans, Cadet Corps, local service clubs and the community that will not be able to attend this important event in person during this challenging time,” according to a statement from the Legion.

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