LITTLE CURRENT—Members of the Manitoulin Sea Cadet Corps will be learning a new skill this November 11 as they take part in the 100 Bells Act of Remembrance commemorating the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that signaled an end to the First World War.
“We will be sharing the load,” said 348 Manitoulin Sea Cadet Commander Sylvain Boucher who will be accompanying his cadets at 5 pm on Sunday, November 11 as they each take turns ringing the bells of the Little Current United Church.
“Hopefully, lots of people will come out to watch the ceremony,” said Lt. (N) Boucher. “We are looking forward to it.”
The Bells of Peace ceremonies will be replicated across the country, from St. John’s to Vancouver Island, rolling across the nation at around the setting of the sun. The program is a partnership between the Royal Canadian Legion and Veterans Affairs Canada.
One hundred years ago bells across the globe, including a young come-of-age Canada, rang out in joyful celebration of the end of the War to End All Wars. This weekend bells on Manitoulin will also ring out from the All Saints Anglican and Lyons Memorial United Church in Gore Bay, St. John’s Anglican Church in Kagawong and St. Andrew’s in South Baymouth.
The bells will not only honour those who fell in the fields and trenches of the first truly global conflict, but also all those who have stood in defence of our nation’s peace and freedoms, carrying on the traditions of those brave men and women who answered the nation’s call 100 years ago.
So come gather at 5 pm at the front doors of the Little Current United Church located on Robinson Street to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice with the cadets or stop in at All Saints Anglican and Lyons Memorial United Church in Gore Bay, St. John’s Anglican Church in Kagawong and St. Andrew’s in South Baymouth.