Simpcw First Nation holds Remembrance Day Ceremony

The Simpcw First Nation cenotaph outside the Simpcw Spiritual Centre in Chu Chua on Remembrance Day 2021. (Allison Green photo)The Simpcw First Nation cenotaph outside the Simpcw Spiritual Centre in Chu Chua on Remembrance Day 2021. (Allison Green photo)
(L-r) Angie Rainer and Amanda Celesta were part of the drumming group who participated in Simpcw First Nation’s Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Chu Chua. (Allison Green photo)(L-r) Angie Rainer and Amanda Celesta were part of the drumming group who participated in Simpcw First Nation’s Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Chu Chua. (Allison Green photo)
Simpcw First Nation Chief Shelly Loring stands beside Elder William Pete while he gives a prayer for the Remembrance Day gathering and ceremony. (Allison Green)Simpcw First Nation Chief Shelly Loring stands beside Elder William Pete while he gives a prayer for the Remembrance Day gathering and ceremony. (Allison Green)
Eddie Celesta places a wreath of remembrance on the Simpcw First Nation cenotaph during Remembrance Day ceremonies in Chu Chua. (Brenda Celesta photo)Eddie Celesta places a wreath of remembrance on the Simpcw First Nation cenotaph during Remembrance Day ceremonies in Chu Chua. (Brenda Celesta photo)
Ernie Celesta brings a wreath to place on the Simpcw First Nation cenotaph during Remembrance Day ceremonies in Chu Chua. (Allison Green photo)Ernie Celesta brings a wreath to place on the Simpcw First Nation cenotaph during Remembrance Day ceremonies in Chu Chua. (Allison Green photo)

Simpcw First Nation’s Remembrance Day ceremonies held at the cenotaph located outside the Simpcw Spiritual Centre was open to the public. COVID-19 protocols were in place including requiring a vaccine passport and the wearing of masks.

Although the day was cloudy, the rain held off as the gathering paid tribute and remembered loved ones and all those who served.

Following the service snacks and lunch were provided for those in attendance.

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