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Winnipeg marks Nov. 11

Several ceremonies scheduled in city

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It's time to honour our veterans.

There are numerous Remembrance Day services and activities in Winnipeg Monday.

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Hans Jorgenson sells poppies at the Tuxedo Village Safeway Friday.

Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press Hans Jorgenson sells poppies at the Tuxedo Village Safeway Friday.

The largest event will be held at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, where Lt.-Gov. Philip Lee will preside over a service attended by representatives of the federal, provincial and municipal governments.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the service begins at 10:15.

Highlights will include a Passing of the Torch ceremony by Second World War, Korean, Yugoslavian and Afghanistan veterans, the laying of wreaths by representatives of veteran, military and civilian organizations as well as this year's Silver Cross Mother and the Last Post ceremony.

A ceremony honouring service members past and present will also be held Monday at the HMCS Chippawa at 1 Navy Way, beginning at 10:15 a.m. Officiating will be Commodore David W. Craig, commander of the Naval Reserve.

Several branches of the Royal Canadian Legion are planning services, including:

-- Brooklands & Weston, Branch 2, 1613 Logan Ave., at 11 a.m. (seating at 10:45 a.m.);

-- Charleswood, Branch 100, at Oak Park High School, 820 Charleswood Rd., at 10:30 a.m. (seating at 10:15 a.m.);

-- Elmwood, Branch 9, 920 Nairn Ave., at 10:50 a.m.

-- Fort Garry, Branch 90, 1125 Pembina Hwy., at 10:45 a.m. (arrive before 10:30);

-- General Sir Sam Steele, Branch 117, 376 Salter, St., 10:30 a.m.

-- Henderson Highway, Branch 215, 3400 DeVries Ave., seated by 10:30 a.m.

-- Norwood & St. Boniface, St. Phillips Church, 240 Tache Ave., 11 a.m.

-- Prince Edward, Alphonsus Parish Hall, 341 Munroe Ave., 10:45 a.m.

-- St. James, Bruce Park & Branch, 1755 Portage Ave., parade starts at Assiniboine Hotel on Lyle at 10:40 a.m.

-- Transcona, Branch 7, 117 Regent Ave. E., 11 a.m.

-- Ukrainian, Branch 141, 618 Selkirk Ave., 12:30 p.m.

-- West Kildonan, Branch 30, 1748 Main St., 10:55 a.m.

-- Winnipeg, Branch 1 & Valour Road, 626 Sargent Ave., service at Valour Road at 10:30 a.m. and at 11 a.m. at cenotaph at the branch;

-- Winnipeg Polish Canadian, Branch 246, St. Mary's Polish National Church, 361 Burrows Ave., 10 a.m. on Sunday.

-- Winnipeg South Osborne, Branch 252, 426 Osborne St., 11 a.m. (arrive early, doors close at 10:30).

Also on Remembrance Day:

-- A Remembrance Day blood donor clinic will be held between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.

-- The Western Canada Aviation Museum is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. A guided tour celebrating the lives and accomplishments of veterans will begin at 2 p.m. The museum is also showcasing a new display on the Victoria Cross -- the highest award for bravery, featuring biographies, photos and artwork of such heroes as Billy Bishop and Andrew Mynarski.


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