No Legion parade this Remembrance Day

Traditional Legion parade off due to dwindling membership.

PORT HARDY—Port Hardy’s Remembrance Day commemoration will take place as usual at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the cenotaph in Carrot Park.

But due to dwindling membership, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 237 in Port Hardy will not hold its traditional parade down Market Street to the cenotaph.

“It’s a break with tradition which we deeply regret,” said George Kearey, branch secretary. “But age and infirmity have crept up on some of us and younger members seem unwilling to step up to the plate.”

The traditional parade from the liquor store down to Market Street and on to the cenotaph will not be included in the Nov. 11 commemoration. Instead, Kearey said, residents wishing to commemorate Remembrance Day or lay a wreath are asked to meet at the cenotaph at 10:50 a.m. on Nov. 11.