Thursday, November 13, 2014

Campus Pauses to Remember

A Remembrance Day service was held on campus at the College Heights Church at 11:00 on the morning of November 11th. Whereas in the past this service has been held on the Tuesday prior to Remembrance Day, because the 11th fell on a Tuesday this year the service was even more meaningful for those who attended. Over 200 people were in attendance, including members of the community.

Planned and presented by Campus Ministries the special service began with a procession of the national, provincial, territorial, and institutional flags, 16 in all, borne by CUC students from across Canada.  The program also included testimonies from two CUC students, Patricia Latoski and Eric Anderson, about their relatives who served in the armed forces and resistance movements during World War II.  One of several special musical numbers presented was, Canadian Remembrance Day, a song written by a Canadian veteran, performed by CUC students Kalyna Lamberton and Brenden Zapotichny. 

The service concluded with the laying of wreaths at the cenotaph on behalf of CUC families of veterans, the CUC Student Association, CUC Faculty & Staff, and CUC Campus Ministries. The printed program can be viewed here.

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