photos by Lucie Roy
Like many community’s Morinville’s Remebrance Day observance took on a different form this year. Sturgeon County and Morinville joined in asking residents to stand on their porches to remember.
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 176 held their traditional ceremony with a small number of dignitaries. The service was streamed on The Legion’s Facebook page and shared by both the Town of Morinville and this publication, the former conducting the livestream, the latter lending video gear for the event.
Above is the Legion’s livestream. Below some photos of the event and a gallery of other shots from around town.
Legion members Orest and Marilynne Kuchta. Their son is currently serving in the military
Legion members and veterans formed up on parade
Singing of O Canada and the Royal Anthem by Lorraine Demers.
Padre Greg Fraser
Trumpeter Daniel Lund Rachinski
Morinville Legion Sgt-at-Arms Comrade Mark Pasqualetto
RCL- AB.-NWT Command District 8 Commander Bob Peterson as emcee and Sturgeon County Deputy Mayor Toms at the mic.
Lions Club of Morinville President Tina Gougeon and Legion Br. 176 Vice President Claude Phaneuf laying wreaths.
Lions Club of Morinville President Tina Gougeon laying a wreath. on behalf of the Lions Club.
Legion Vice President Claude Phaneuf laying a wreath on behalf of the Legion
Mayor Barry Turner laying a wreath on behalf of Morinville
Sturgeon County Deputy Mayor Kristin Toms to lay a wreath. on behalf of the County
The Honourable Dale Nally to lay a wreath. on behalf of Alberta -Associate Minister of Natural Gas and Electricity and MLA Morinville- St. Albert.
The Honourable Dane Lloyd MP- Sturgeon River Parkland to lay the wreath on behalf of Canada.
RCMP – Laying a wreath on behalf of the Queen.
Some gathered to partake in the Remembrance Day service.