Remembrance Day is a time to honour and commemorate the sacrifices of so many who have fought for our livelihood, and our freedom.
Veteran Hilliard Gardypie states:
“Remembrance Day is about honouring our people who served in the war – those brave warriors who signed up, lived in trenches, and fought so that our young people could see the opportunity we have today. It is especially important for our young people to remember… to know how it was back in the day. Many of our young people thankfully do not know what war is about. Remembrance Day is an opportunity to be reminded of all that sacrifice.”
Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation Remembrance Day events consist of:
Remembrance Day Service – “Honouring the Fallen”
Location: Rec Centre
- Pipe Ceremony at 8:00am
- Veterans Grand Entry: 10:30am
– Flag Song
– Honour Song
– In Flander’s Fields
- Act of Remembrance
– The Last Post
– Moment of Silence
– Candle & Wreath Ceremony
– Poppy Ceremony
- Victory Song
- Art Contest Winners Announcement
All Veterans, current serving/former Canadian Forces (Regular Force, Primary Reserve, Bold Eagle, Military Co-Op Program), and RCMP members are strongly encouraged to attend in uniform.
Remembrance Day Art Contest
All youth of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation (regardless of school/residence) in the following school grades are invited to participate in the Remembrance Day Art contest:
- Pre-K: 1st Place – $20 / 2nd Place – $10
- Grade 1: 1st Place – $20 / 2nd Place – $10
- Grade 2: 1st Place – $20 / 2nd Place – $10
- Grade 3: 1st Place – $20 / 2nd Place – $10
- Grade 4: 1st Place – $30 / 2nd Place – $15
- Grade 5: 1st Place – $30 / 2nd Place – $15
- Grade 6: 1st Place – $30 / 2nd Place – $15
- Grade 7: 1st Place – $40 / 2nd Place – $20
- Grade 8: 1st Place – $40 / 2nd Place – $20
- Grade 9: 1st Place – $40 / 2nd Place – $20
- Grade 10: 1st Place – $50 / 2nd Place – $25
- Grade 11: 1st Place – $50 / 2nd Place – $25
- Grade 12: 1st Place – $50 / 2nd Place – $25
Winners will be announced during lunch at the Remembrance Day Services on Saturday, November 11th at the Rec Centre. Entries must be received by the Councillor i/c Veterans Affairs – Kevin Seesequasis, or Councillor i/c Education – Jackie Gamble, by no later than noon on Wednesday, November 8th. Drop off entries at the Band Office.
Remembrance Day Round Dance – “Honouring our Warriors”
When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: Starts at 8pm
Where: Rec Centre, Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation
MC: Rod Ballantyne
– All lead singers will be honoured.
– Canteen on-site.
– Security on-site.
– Midnight lunch.