A time to remember

Rob Gibson

The Okanagan is getting ready to remember.

Remembrance Day services will be happening across the valley this Sunday, and it's a great time to visit the many memorials and museums around the Okanagan.

One of the biggest displays is at the Okanagan Military Museum in Kelowna, which is presenting the exhibit "A Time to Remember" all month.

The museum is trying something new this year by inviting people to bring in their military memorabilia for identification and to learn how to safely display and store it. You can find details here.

On a per capita basis, Peachland suffered the highest losses of any Canadian community during the First World War. Only about 300 people lived in the town – 60 men enlisted,and 17 of them were killed.

Communities are marking the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War.

Peachland residents are encouraged to join the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 69 at the Peachland Community Centre. Doors open at 9 a.m., with the ceremony starting at 10:30 a.m.
In Kelowna, a parade will start at 10:30 a.m. and march along Abbott Street towards the cenotaph in City Park for the ceremony.

In Penticton, the ceremony will be held at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre starting at 10 a.m. with a parade from the curling rink.

In Vernon, there will be a ceremony at Kal Tire Place, followed by a reception at the Legion on 25th Avenue.

Castanet will be covering these ceremonies on Remembrance Day.

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