Minding the Oak Bay cenotaph

Municipal workers prepare the cenotaph for Remembrance Day ceremonies

Oak Bay municipal parks workers Steve Gaudet

Oak Bay municipal parks workers Steve Gaudet, left, and Sean Cromarty clean the base of the cenotaph on Beach Drive as they prepare for Sunday’s Remembrance Day ceremony.

The cenotaph, built in 1948, was constructed on behalf of the 97 men and one woman from Oak Bay who lost their lives in the Second World War. The lady of the cenotaph is never cleaned or powerwashed, but left to age gracefully.

Remembrance Day ceremony will take place in Oak Bay at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Oak Bay Memorial Cenotaph, in the 2800-block of Beach Dr.

Nov. 11 ceremonies around the region:

Victoria: 10:30 a.m. Parade from Visitor’s Centre on Wharf Street to Cenotaph on the grounds of the B.C. Legislative Building.

Saanich: 11 a.m. Saanich Municipal Hall, 770 Vernon Ave.

Oak Bay; 11 a.m. Oak Bay Memorial Cenotaph, in the 2800-block of Beach Dr.

Central Saanich: 11 a.m., Municipal hall, 1903 Mount Newton Cross Rd.

Metchosin: 10:45 a.m. Scouts and Girl Guides of Canada march from the Metchosin fire hall to the cenotaph at St. Mary the Virgin Church, 4354 Metchosin Rd.

Esquimalt: 10:30 a.m. Parade from the Esquimalt Legion to Memorial Park cenotaph, 1229 Esquimalt Rd.

Langford: 10:35 a.m., Parade from Langford  Legion to Veterans Memorial Park, Veterans Memorial Parkway and Goldstream Avenue.

Sidney: 11 a.m., Cenotaph in front of town hall, 2440 Sidney Ave.

God’s Acre veterans cemetery tour: 2 p.m. road access at 1200 Colville Rd.

 

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