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Outdoor Remembrance Day ceremony takes place at the Kingsway Legion in Edmonton

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For a second year in a row, Remembrance Day ceremonies in Edmonton were scaled back or cancelled because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The event at the University of Alberta’s Butterdome — typically the largest in the city — was cancelled and the Kingsway Legion hosted a smaller version at the branch on Nov. 11.

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Global News will livestreamed the Kingsway Legion Cenotaph ceremony on Thursday morning, where Alberta Lieutenant Governor Salma Lakhani was among the dignitaries in attendance.

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The ceremony lasted about 40 minutes and followed the standard format as laid out in the legion’s ritual, awards and protocol manual (Scroll down for the schedule of events).

The outdoor ceremony had have no capacity restrictions, but people were encouraged to stand two metres apart and to wear masks unless participating in certain duties related to the ceremony.

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The branch at 14339 – 50 St. was open before and after the ceremony, the legion said.

The legion is participating in the Alberta government’s Restriction Exception Program, so proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a valid medical exemption is required for anyone to enter the building.

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