Watch again: YK’s 2020 Remembrance Day ceremony

A memorial on Yellowknife's Veterans Memorial Drive
A memorial on Yellowknife's Veterans Memorial Drive. Ollie Williams/Cabin Radio

Cabin Radio live-streamed Yellowknife’s 2020 Remembrance Day ceremony via Facebook as residents tuned in to remember from home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The ceremony took place from 10:45am until 11:40am at the city’s Cenotaph. Due to pandemic-related restrictions on gathering, in-person attendance at the ceremony was by invitation only.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 164 encouraged Yellowknifers to tune in online instead.

“This year’s service will be different from services in the past because of Covid restrictions, but our intent is that it will be no less meaningful than any other year,” Loralea Wark, chair of the city’s Remembrance Day committee, said by email.



On Facebook, the local legion branch wrote: “Our Canadian Armed Forces have a long history of going where they are needed in order to protect our nation. This year we honour them, and their service, by remembering from home in order to protect them.”