Remembrance won’t be moved

Central Saanich Nov. 11 ceremony to stay put at municipal hall

CENTRAL SAANICH — The Remembrance Day ceremony in Central Saanich will take place at Municipal Hall as usual this year.

Earlier this month, there was talk of moving the ceremony to Saanichton Green Park, but time restrictions have led the ceremony to be kept at the municipal hall as has been done in past years.

Council members had voted in early October to have public works staff aim to have some type of fieldstones placed in Saanichton Green Park before this year’s Remembrance Day. Time restrictions ended up being too tight, said Councillor Ryan Windsor, and it was decided by ceremony organizers that the Nov. 11 event would be kept at municipal hall.

A motion to add the cost of the construction of a permanent cenotaph somewhere in the municipality, perhaps Centennial Park, said one of the annual ceremony organizers, Edward Widenmaier, has been added to the District’s supplemental budget for 2015.

“If we hear of anyone gathering at the incorrect location for this year’s Remembrance Day ceremony we will make sure to have someone there to let them know it’s at the municipal hall,” said Windsor.

 

 

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