Submitted by Gus Wetter School
Gus Wetter School’s Remembrance Day service was held on Friday, November 10 at 10:45 a.m. in the gymnasium. The service started with all the students dressed formally and standing as the RCMP led the color party and special guests into the gym. O Canada was led by Shallyn Andersen and Dayna Kennedy and played by Miranda Peterson. The Mistress of Ceremonies for the service was Tiara vanZandbergen.
The Grade 5-6 class did their interpretation of John McCrae’s “In Flander’s Field” followed by Zoey Giffin and Megan Clark reading the poem by John Mitchell, “Reply to Flander’s Field”. A special presentation was made featuring a video that a Canadian made in Afghanistan. Cooper Rossing recited “It’s a Gentle Place to Rest”. Raelynn Weber and Megan Grice explained the candlelight ceremonies that begin in the Netherlands.
Our candle bearers made candle-lit guard leading to our epitaph where the elementary, Junior High and Senior High students laid wreaths in memory of the service men who defended our country. The ceremony closed with Lynn Holloway of the Legion leading us in the Last Post and Reveille.
Special guests that joined our service were: Louella Kowlasky, Violet Turre, Elias White, Ken Jackson, RCMP constables, Trevor Voyer and Dustin MacIntyre , community peace officer Colm Fitz-Gerald and cadets Kathleen Schnell, Liam Pearson, Ryley Campbell, Keegan Browning and Will Slemp.