One word sums up the first Remembrance Day ceremony of the COVID-19 era in Timmins: Small. It will comply with the fewer-than-50-people outdoor crowd regulation.
Legion Branch 88 parade commander and sergeant at arms Andréa Villeneuve says no one will march. A small contingent will gather at the cenotaph on Brunette Road at 11:00am.
“We won’t have the same amount of laying of wreaths,” she explains. I”t will be a lot shorter, of course, going with the various government officials, the Legion, the Algonquin Regiment, who will also have their firing party there.”
Villeneuve says the Legion is eternally grateful for groups and businesses that buy wreaths.
“We will lay them for them on their behalf. We want to protect them as much as we have to protect everybody else.”
The ceremony will be livestreamed.