A veteran posed for a picture by the Langley City cenotaph at the 2019 Remembrance Day service. This year, because of the pandemic, organizers are moving the event online, with a few extras. (Langley Advance Times file)

A veteran posed for a picture by the Langley City cenotaph at the 2019 Remembrance Day service. This year, because of the pandemic, organizers are moving the event online, with a few extras. (Langley Advance Times file)

Online Remembrance Day in Langley City will have extras for viewers

Video visits with Fraser Blues flight team, as well as veterans, are planned

Organizers of the virtual version of the annual Remembrance Day service in Langley City’s Douglas park are planning to provide some online extras that include a look at the Fraser Blues flight team and a virtual visit with some veterans at Langley Lodge.

Tera Edell, Langley City recreation supervisor, said all the elements of a traditional Remembrance Day service will be pre-taped at the park, plus a few planned additions that will be “a little bit different.”

They include a video visit with the Fraser Blues flight team which takes part in Remembrance Day fly-pasts, as well as veterans who live at the Langley Lodge residence, where the plan is to have Lodge staff handle the video recording remotely.

“Because they [the veterans] can’t come out and we can’t come in,” Edell explained.

READ ALSO: Langley City Remembrance Day services attract big crowds

Langley City announced it will not be holding a public ceremony for Remembrance Day 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the provincial public health order that saw all public gatherings larger than 50 people cancelled or postponed.

In place of the traditional live ceremony, Langley City is producing a pre-recorded rendition of the Remembrance Day ceremony that will be shared online November 11.

While there will be no formal service at the cenotaph on the day, anyone who wants to leave a wreath is welcome, provided they follow COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.

READ ALSO: VIDEO: A stay-at-home Remembrance Day planned for Fort Langley

Langley City Director of Recreation, Culture and Community Services Kim Hilton described it as a “closed ceremony with limited wreath laying” during a presentation to City council.

“People can lay wreaths, but not as part of the official ceremony,” Hilton elaborated.

Wreaths are being sold through the Cloverdale legion.

After the Langley legion shut down due to financial problems, the Royal Canadian Legion reassigned the territory of the closed Branch 21 to Aldergrove and Cloverdale branches.

On November 11, the video version of the event will go live on the Langley City website.

Residents can log in to view it by going to the Langley City website at https://city.langley.bc.ca and clicking on the “Parks & Recreation” tab to open “community events” where the “Remembrance Day” page can be found.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

CoronavirusLangley CityRemembrance Day

Just Posted

Langley Mustangs high jumper Aiden Grout, seen here in McLeod Athletic Park in Langley in 2019, has just qualified for several top international competitions, including the Olympic trials. (Photo courtesy Vid Wadhwani)
VIDEO: With one jump, Langley Mustangs high jumper Aiden Grout has qualified for three international competitions

Maple Ridge resident records new personal best at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley

A local letter writer would appreciate if cyclists would think more about safety while riding in the area of River Road in North Langley. (Black Press Media files)
LETTER: North Langley route popular with cyclists but letter writer urges caution

A road user has concerns about some of the cycling habits she’s seeing in the area of River Road

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole spoke to members of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce via a Zoom chat with chamber CEO Colleen Clark on Friday, June 11. (Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Conservative leader talks tourism, trade, SkyTrain with Langley Chamber

The virtual fireside chat included talk about childcare and the budget

Deeba Mostafaie-Mehr, Setare Maleki Rizi, and Olivia Chen Xu from R.E. Mountain Secondary are recipients of three prestigious scholarships. (Langley School District/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley STEM students shine as recipients of prestigious scholarships

Three students from R.E. Mountain Secondary recognized

The new Langley Memorial Hospital emergency room opened for its first patients on Tuesday, May 4. (Government of B.C./Special to the Langley Advance Times)
LETTER: Aldergrove woman underwhelmed with new hospital ER

New ER is nice but needs adequate staffing, local woman writes

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

Premier John Horgan speaks as provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, right, and health minister Adrian Dix look on during a press conference to update on the province’s fall pandemic preparedness plan during a press conference from the press theatre at Legislature in Victoria, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. officials to provide details on Step 2 of COVID reopening plan Monday

Step 2 could allow for larger gatherings and a resumption of recreational travel

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is seen during a news conference, Wednesday May 19, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Indigenous child-welfare battle heads to court despite calls for Ottawa to drop cases

Feds are poised to argue against two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race has been held in Summerland as a fundraising event. Do you know which Canadian city introduced this sport? (Black Press file photo)
QUIZ: A summer’s day at the water

How much do you know about boats, lakes and water?

Two-year-old Ivy McLeod laughs while playing with Lucky the puppy outside their Chilliwack home on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
VIDEO: B.C. family finds ‘perfect’ puppy with limb difference for 2-year-old Ivy

Ivy has special bond with Lucky the puppy who was also born with limb difference

A million-dollar ticket was sold to an individual in Vernon from the Lotto Max draw Friday, June 11, 2021. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Lottery ticket worth $1 million sold in Vernon

One lucky individual holds one of 20 tickets worth $1 million from Friday’s Lotto Max draw

“65 years, I’ve carried the stories in my mind and live it every day,” says Jack Kruger. (Athena Bonneau)
‘Maybe this time they will listen’: Survivor shares stories from B.C. residential school

Jack Kruger, living in Syilx territory, wasn’t surprised by news of 215 children’s remains found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School

Most Read