There was a small gathering at the cenotaph at Charles Hoey Park in downtown Duncan during the Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11 in 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

There was a small gathering at the cenotaph at Charles Hoey Park in downtown Duncan during the Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11 in 2020. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Remembrance Day Ceremony in Duncan on Nov. 11

Masks recommended

A Remembrance Day service will be held in Duncan at the cenotaph in Charles Hoey Park on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 10:55 a.m.

This year, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 53 (Duncan) says that everyone is welcome, though they encourage adhering to COVID-19 measures to protect veterans and fellow community members.

Masks are therefore recommended, even though the event is outdoors, and people are asked to distance themselves from others not within their immediate circle.

Veterans and selected guests only will be permitted under tents that will be set up, and the public is asked to stay behind roped areas. It is also recommended that people not bring dogs or other pets to the service, unless they are support animals.

For those who cannot make it to the ceremony in person, or who do not feel safe to do so, the event will be live-streamed again this year through Shaw Spotlight.

The livestream will start at 10:40 a.m. as participants muster, on Shaw Spotlight (channel 4 or 105 with Shaw Blue Curve) and on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez4UyOEK1aE).

Services are also being held at the Lake Cowichan Cenotaph, and the Cobble Hill Cenotaph.

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