2016 Remembrance Day ceremony to honour veterans and first responders

MacDonald Island Park is honoured to serve as the host venue for the annual Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 165 Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, November 11.

The ceremony will take place at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre and will include representatives from the Wood Buffalo detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Fort McMurray Fire Fighters Local 2494, RMWB Emergency Services, the Fort McMurray Army Cadet Corps 2803, and 868 Rotary Northstar Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, among other community groups.

“During May, MacDonald Island Park served as a place of respite for the first responders battling to save our community,” said Annette Antoniak, Chief Executive Officer of the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo. “It seems only fitting that on November 11, this annual ceremony held in our facility will honour both those first responders and the many veterans in our community and across the country. Remembrance Day is an to opportunity to remember and honour all who serve the public, including police officers, firefighters and the many others who willingly risk their own lives every day for our communities.”

The 2016 Remembrance Day Ceremony will take place in the Nexen Energy Field House. Doors open at 8:30am, and the ceremony will officially begin at 9:00am. After the conclusion of the initial portion of the ceremony at MacDonald Island Park, the ceremony will continue at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No.165 located at 9317 Huggard Street in Waterways.

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