Manitoba

Remembrance Day observations set for Sunday

Dozens of ceremonies are set to take place across Manitoba on Sunday in observance of Remembrance Day.
The cenotaph in downtown Winnipeg is a focal point for Remembrance Day observations. (CBC)

Dozens of ceremonies are set to take place across Manitoba on Sunday in observance of Remembrance Day.

While the wintery weather could make it difficult for people to travel, snow was expected to taper off by Sunday morning.

One of the major events is the Remembrance Day Service in Winnipeg, hosted by the Joint Veterans Association of Manitoba. It is set to begin at 10:15 a.m. CT at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on York Avenue.

A gun salute is also planned, organized by the 38 Canadian Brigade Group, on the grounds of the provincial legislature.

The City of Winnipeg says street crews will pay particular attention on clearing snow from locations where services will be held.

The city also says cemetery ground crews be at work early Sunday morning at Brookside, Transcona and St. Vital.

The city said military Fields of Honour in Brookside and Transcona will be also be given priority for snow clearing, so that citizens can visit on Remembrance Day and pay their respects to fallen soldiers.

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