Remembrance Day activities in Fort St. John hosted by FSJ legion

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – 10:00 a.m. on Friday will be the start of Remembrance Day activities in Fort St. John with a parade.

The parade will start at 102nd street in front of the School District building says Dan Davies with the legion.

“We will be marching over to City Hall, through the City Hall parking lot and back to the legion, which is a little different from previous years. With road construction and a few other things there, this year we are going to do that (route).”

The parade is expected to go to quarter to 11:00 a.m. The main service will be happening at 11:00 a.m. in the Auditorium in the legion. If you can’t be in the Auditorium, it will be broadcast in the lounge as well as the banquet room. The service will wrap up at around noon.

There will then be a free lunch put on by the Cadet Parent Committee. It will be Chilli and a bun.

“Once the lunch is done it is a full packed afternoon of friendship and visiting. That is the one day you don’t have to be a member, the legion is open to the public.”

There will be games in the afternoon followed by a Turkey dinner. The dinner is open to the public and is $17.00 a person. Proceeds stay within the North Peace Region.

After dinner, there will be a dance. Davies says it will be a great evening for everyone to enjoy.

“Really, it is a full day at the legion. Like I say, there is something for everybody.”

Davies also notes that there will be people on hand throughout the day if you are interested in becoming a member of the legion. Anyone can become a legion member as long as they support what the legion stands for.

The parade route will be closed to vehicles starting at 8:30 a.m. on the 11th and will reopen at 11:30 a.m. No parking signs will be put up on the 10th, and anyone who parks there will be towed as of 8:30 a.m. on Friday. A map of the parade is below.

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