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PHOTOS: Winnipeggers Pause to Remember at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park

November 11, 2019 2:44 PM | News

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Remembrance Day

Terry Burik points to his father’s name on the Royal Winnipeg Rifles memorial during the Remembrance Day ceremonies at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park. The memorial was restored and debuted at last year’s ceremonies.
(COLIN CORNEAU PHOTO)

Across the city Monday, Winnipeggers paused to remember those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom Canadians enjoy today. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Manitobans paid their suspects to those fallen soldiers who paid the ultimate price.

One such ceremony, at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park, was one of several honouring those who didn’t return home. Photographer Colin Corneau attended and took these photos for ChrisD.ca.

Remembrance Day

Royal Winnipeg Rifles Corporal Jordan Januskzewski takes his position as honour guard during Remembrance Day ceremonies at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park and the cenotaph dedicated to the Royal Winnipeg Rifles regiment.
(COLIN CORNEAU PHOTO)

Remembrance Day

People attending Remembrance Day ceremonies at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park are silhouetted by the sun.
(COLIN CORNEAU PHOTO)

Remembrance Day

Terry Burik, whose father served with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles’ D-company during the Second World War, arrives at Remembrance Day ceremonies at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park and the cenotaph dedicated to the Royal Winnipeg Rifles regiment.
(COLIN CORNEAU PHOTO)

Remembrance Day

Royal Winnipeg Rifles Corporal Jordan Januskzewski (centre) walks to his position as honour guard during Remembrance Day ceremonies at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park and the cenotaph dedicated to the Royal Winnipeg Rifles regiment.
(COLIN CORNEAU PHOTO)

Remembrance Day

A crowd braves the old to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park and the cenotaph dedicated to the Royal Winnipeg Rifles regiment.
(COLIN CORNEAU PHOTO)

Remembrance Day

A volley of gunfire from members of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles echoes over the neighbourhood during Remembrance Day ceremonies at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park.
(COLIN CORNEAU PHOTO)

Remembrance Day

A bugler plays “The Last Post” during Remembrance Day ceremonies at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park and the cenotaph dedicated to the Royal Winnipeg Rifles regiment.
(COLIN CORNEAU PHOTO)

Remembrance Day

Members of the public pin their poppies to the wreaths laid during Remembrance Day ceremonies at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park and the cenotaph dedicated to the Royal Winnipeg Rifles regiment.
(COLIN CORNEAU PHOTO)

Remembrance Day

Members of the public pin their poppies to the wreaths laid during Remembrance Day ceremonies at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park and the cenotaph dedicated to the Royal Winnipeg Rifles regiment.
(COLIN CORNEAU PHOTO)

Remembrance Day

The shadow of a passerby moves over poppies laid atop a memorial dedicated to the Royal Winnipeg Rifles regiment during Remembrance Day ceremonies at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park.
(COLIN CORNEAU PHOTO)

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day ceremonies at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park and the cenotaph dedicated to the Royal Winnipeg Rifles regiment.
(COLIN CORNEAU PHOTO)


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