Each year on Nov. 11, Remembrance Day, thousands turn out to one of several local services to honour those who have served in war. Surrey and Delta events are as follows:
• The Whalley Legion, Branch 229, 13525 106 Ave. The legion pipe band will march in at 10:20 a.m., with formal services ending after 11 a.m.
• The Cloverdale Cenotaph, next to the Surrey Museum, 17710 56A Ave. Family activities are from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Surrey Museum Ceremonies begin at 10:25 a.m. with two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. After the ceremony, there will be refreshments and entertainment at the Cloverdale Legion Branch 6, 17567 57 Ave. Admission by donation.
• Crescent Beach Legion Branch 240, 2643 128 St. Services begin at 10:30 a.m.
• Port Kells Community Hall, 18918 88 Ave. Services begin at 10:30 a.m.
• North Delta Social Heart Plaza, next to the North Delta Recreation Centre, 11415 84 Ave. Services begin at 10:40 a.m. There will be a reception at the recreation centre after 11 a.m., hosted by the Kennedy House Seniors Society and the Corporation of Delta.
More events in Cloverdale:
The Surrey Museum and Surrey Archives will be open on Nov. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for Surrey Remembers.
At the museum, children can make “peaceful crafts” for Lower Mainland veterans, visitors can listen to tunes from the Hazelmere Heritage Fiddlers, watch a Second World War documentary in the theatre, and at 11:30 a.m., hear former Royal Canadian Navy Wren Gwen Settle share the challenges faced while serving her country and reveal declassified Cold War secrets. Admission by donation.
In the archives building, visitors can view real wartime newspapers, documents and photographs, watch a slide show on experiences in Surrey during the First World War, and hear the voices of local veterans at the oral history station.