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Remembering Those Who Served and Not Forgetting Those Left Behind

Remembering Those Who Served and Not Forgetting Those Left Behind

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

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Saturday’s Remembrance Day ceremony at the RBC Convention Centre is one of the largest in Winnipeg. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Nine-years ago today, November 11, Wendy Hayward’s son, James Hayward Arnal, was killed serving Canada in Afghanistan.

He was only 25.

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Winnipeg Transit Free for Veterans, Active Military on Remembrance Day

Winnipeg Transit Free for Veterans, Active Military on Remembrance Day

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Veterans fill the RBC Convention Centre for Winnipeg’s largest Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, November 11, 2016. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg Transit will waive the fare for veterans, active members of the Canadian Armed Forces, and their families on Remembrance Day.

Those who wish to get a free ride can display either their military identification or a CF1 card to the bus operator, or wear a military uniform.

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What’s Open and Closed in Winnipeg Over Remembrance Day Weekend

What’s Open and Closed in Winnipeg Over Remembrance Day Weekend

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Wreaths are laid during a Remembrance Day ceremony at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg on November 11, 2016. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Remembrance Day falls on a Saturday this year, meaning there are some changes on alternating days to business hours and services.

Here is a list of what’s open, closed or operating on a reduced schedule in Winnipeg this weekend.

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Hundreds Take Time to Honour and Remember Those Who Served Their Country

Hundreds Take Time to Honour and Remember Those Who Served Their Country

By Michelle Bailey (@michellebailey1)

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Veterans fill the RBC Convention Centre for Winnipeg’s largest Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, November 11, 2016. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)
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Wreaths are laid during a Remembrance Day ceremony at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg on Friday. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Seven-year-old Katie Johnson couldn’t contain her enthusiasm as she marched on the spot, clapped her hands and then proudly saluted as her 16-year-old brother, a cadet, walked by her on Friday.

“I want to be a cadet just like him when I’m older,” she gushed.

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What’s Open and Closed on Remembrance Day in Winnipeg

What’s Open and Closed on Remembrance Day in Winnipeg

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Second World War veteran Jack McKelvie, 82, holds a white rose to place at the cenotaph during a Remembrance Day ceremony in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday November 11, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Here’s what’s open, closed or operating on a reduced schedule in Winnipeg as Canada pauses to remember our veterans on Friday, November 11. To find a service near you, visit veterans.gc.ca.

Shopping Centres
Kildonan Place — Open 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — Open 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cadillac Fairview Polo Park — Open 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Manitoba Liquor Marts
All Manitoba Liquor Marts will open at 1 p.m. until regular closing hours on Remembrance Day. Exceptions include cityplace, which will be closed all day, and Brandon West End Express, which will close one hour early at 9 p.m.

The Forks
Tenants are open at 1 p.m. The Common is open from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Victoria Cross on Display at Manitoba Museum

Victoria Cross on Display at Manitoba Museum

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The Victoria Cross of Corporal Frederick Coppins is now on display at the Manitoba Museum. (HANDOUT)

To commemorate Remembrance Day, the Victoria Cross of Corporal Frederick Coppins is on display at the Manitoba Museum.

The medal is on display from now until December 4, 2016 in the museum foyer.

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Thousands of Manitobans Pay Tribute on Remembrance Day

Thousands of Manitobans Pay Tribute on Remembrance Day

By Michelle Bailey

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A soldier salutes after laying his poppy on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial following the Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
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Former Corporal Guy DeCelles with his service dog, Lou, attends the Remembrance Day service at the RBC Convention Centre on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)
WINNIPEG — Former Corporal Guy DeCelles stood steadfast with his service dog Lou by his side as he took in today’s Remembrance Day service at RBC Convention Centre.

DeCelles, who served with the Royal Canadian Airborne 1st Command, said November 11 is not the only day he thinks about his time serving his country. He said every day is a day when he thinks about what he lived through and the comrades he said goodbye to.

“I lost two very good friends during my time in Cypress between 1972 and 1977,” DeCelles said, as Lou happily accepted pats on the head from small children who walked by. “You relive the experience over and over again every day, and then we come together on November 11th with others who also experienced pride and pain to do what for us was our job.”

On the third floor of the RBC Convention Centre, no seat was to be had by 10:30 am. People of all ages gathered, nearly 6,000 of them, to pay their respects to those who have represented Canadians in numerous roles within Canada’s military.

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Remembrance Day 2015 Services in Winnipeg

Remembrance Day 2015 Services in Winnipeg

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A wreath marks the grave of a Canadian soldier at the National Field of Honour, Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in Montreal, in advance of Remembrance Day on Wednesday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

WINNIPEG — Large crowds are expected at Remembrance Day ceremonies across Winnipeg on Wednesday. Here’s where you can pay your respects.

RBC Convention Centre

The Joint Veterans’ Association of Manitoba is hosting Winnipeg’s largest Remembrance Day service. Doors will open to the public at 9:30 a.m. and those attending are asked to be seated by 10:15 a.m. The service begins at 10:45 a.m.

HMCS Chippawa

The service at 1 Navy Way begins at 10:30 a.m. and is open to the public.

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