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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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