Remembrance Day 2020

Updated November 5, 2020

Pay your respects to those that made the ultimate sacrifice on November 11th. Although this year’s ceremony will be a little different as we are not gathering together, by joining the online ceremony we can take a moment of silence to reflect and honor those who served.

The Beverly Memorial Cenotaph Ceremony is virtual (online) this year on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 starting at 10:20 AM. You are encouraged to watch from home as no public will be allowed in the park during the observance.

This is the 100th Anniversary of the Beverly Memorial Cenotaph. Visit the Beverly Memorial Cenotaph Facebook Page for updates, stories and for the November 11th Facebook Live Remembrance Day Celebration. Click the event link to say you are attending – virtually – and share with friends and neighbours. The Beverly Business Association will also be showing the Remembrance Day Celebration.

From Jim Trudel:

The Beverly Memorial Cenotaph was erected in 1920 by returning veterans and their families to honour the men who never returned from the war.  Their names are engraved upon the Memorial. It is thought to be the oldest memorial in Canada but certainly is the oldest in western Canada.

Remembrance ceremonies have been held on November 11 since construction in 1920. We fund raised and rebuilt the Memorial Cenotaph and had a re dedication Ceremony in June of 2017. Covid-19 put an end to thoughts of having a large gathering and black-tie gala to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Cenotaph this year. Maybe next year in 2021.

The committee and Military Units have been meeting since August to work out details for this years Remembrance Ceremony.
The Park will be fenced and military Units and dignitaries will be in the fenced area (Maximum of one hundred socially spaced).

All residents are encouraged to visit the Ceremony from the comfort of their homes on Facebook as per the poster information
118 Avenue is not being closed at all.  There will be a closure of 40 Street from 118 Avenue to the lane south of 118 Avenue  only.
This space on 40 Street will be where any people needing to be live and on scene will be, masked and socially spaced. All Wreaths will be lain on the Cenotaph ahead of time. 

A fly by is being arranged through the military headquarters in Winnipeg.  So weather permitting watch for the flight from the southwest to the northeast following the ceremony.