Warrant Haappala-Wilson. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Warrant Haappala-Wilson. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Chemainus Remembrance Day ceremony

Scenes from cenotaph service

Chemainus residents who attended the Remembrance Day ceremonies at the cenotaph kept their distance and wore masks to keep the annual tradition of honouring our war veterans going.

People were told the stay at home due to COVID-19 and mark the occasion at 11 o’clock with private commemorations, but many also wanted to be there for the small annual ceremony to pay their respects. They stayed behind barricades, but were still close enough to view the proceedings, with inside access limited to 50 people.

Cadets were on hand for the service as well as the Cowichan Pipes and Drums and representatives from the Royal Canadian Legion Chemainus Branch 191.

The colour party consisted of Colin Murphy, Don Gatward and Dave Munro, with Wes Everitt as sergeant at arms.

Remembrance Day

 

Rev. Michael Wimmer at Remembrance Day ceremonies. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Rev. Michael Wimmer at Remembrance Day ceremonies. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Don Gatward of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 191 Chemainus colour party. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Don Gatward of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 191 Chemainus colour party. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Colin Murphy of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 191 Chemainus colour party. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Colin Murphy of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 191 Chemainus colour party. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Sargeant at Arms Wes Everitt during the Chemainus Remembrance Day service. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Sargeant at Arms Wes Everitt during the Chemainus Remembrance Day service. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Shannon Bellamy at the Chemainus Remembrance Day ceremonies. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Shannon Bellamy at the Chemainus Remembrance Day ceremonies. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Cowichan Pipes and Drums members prepare for the Chemainus Remembrance Day ceremony. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Cowichan Pipes and Drums members prepare for the Chemainus Remembrance Day ceremony. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Darlene Beggs at the Chemainus Remembrance Day ceremonies. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Darlene Beggs at the Chemainus Remembrance Day ceremonies. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Shawn Wagar with his kids in front of the Chemainus United Church. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Shawn Wagar with his kids in front of the Chemainus United Church. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Holly White with daughter Claire White at the Chemainus Remembrance Day ceremonies. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Holly White with daughter Claire White at the Chemainus Remembrance Day ceremonies. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Don Gatward of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 191 Chemainus colour party. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Don Gatward of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 191 Chemainus colour party. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Dave Munro of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 191 Chemainus colour party. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Dave Munro of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 191 Chemainus colour party. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Colin Murphy, Don Gatward and Dave Munro of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 191 Chemainus colour party at the Chemainus Remembrance Day ceremony. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Colin Murphy, Don Gatward and Dave Munro of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 191 Chemainus colour party at the Chemainus Remembrance Day ceremony. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Cowichan Pipes and Drums members at the Chemainus Remembrance Day ceremony. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Cowichan Pipes and Drums members at the Chemainus Remembrance Day ceremony. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Cadets at the Chemainus cenotaph. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Cadets at the Chemainus cenotaph. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Remembrance Day ceremonies underway. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Remembrance Day ceremonies underway. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Cadets march from the Chemainus cenotaph. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Cadets march from the Chemainus cenotaph. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

A bird’s eye view of the Chemainus Remembrance Day services at the cenotaph. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

A bird’s eye view of the Chemainus Remembrance Day services at the cenotaph. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Chemainus Remembrance Day ceremonies. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Chemainus Remembrance Day ceremonies. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Another bird’s eye view of the Chemainus Remembrance Day services at the cenotaph. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Another bird’s eye view of the Chemainus Remembrance Day services at the cenotaph. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Sargeant at Arms Wes Everitt directs the colour party at the Chemainus Remembrance Day service. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Sargeant at Arms Wes Everitt directs the colour party at the Chemainus Remembrance Day service. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Another bird’s eye view of cadets leaving the cenotaph following Chemainus Remembrance Day services. (Photo by Art Carlyle)

Another bird’s eye view of cadets leaving the cenotaph following Chemainus Remembrance Day services. (Photo by Art Carlyle)