Great Kwalikum Secondary Remebrance Day ceremony

Thanks to all the staff and students at Kwalikum Secondary for the emotional and moving Remembrance Day ceremony.

Thanks to all the staff and students at Kwalikum Secondary for the emotional and moving Remembrance Day ceremony, it brought back sad memories.

The video showed the church being bombed and burned in Pashendaele, where my sister Annie (deceased) a few months previously had her Holy communion.

We saw paratroopers being shot down in mid-air who had come to save us, and viewed many more horrible events, something that no child should have to remember or live with.

Heartfelt thanks to all the students and the respect they showed during the ceremony. I am so proud of you all. I wish I could thank you in person. All was not lost in vain. I am a Flanders Second World War civilian survivor.

A special thanks to Ingrid DeBoer for inviting me and escorting me safely home.

YVONNE STERCKXQualicum Beach

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Parksville pedestrian airlifted to hospital in Vancouver after nighttime collision

Police report man’s injuries were ‘significant’ but not life-threatening

Discussion on importance of Orange Shirt Day set for Parksville Museum

Annishnawbeg Nation elder Samuel Stevens to lead talks

Parksville Generals face Nanaimo Buccaneers to open VIJHL season

Fans not permitted inside arenas due to COVID-19 restrictions

No extra help for Qualicum school district’s courtesy bus riders

RDN unable to adjust routes ‘in any meaningful way’

105 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death as health officials urge B.C. to remember safety protocols

There are currently 1268 active cases, with 3,337 people under public health monitoring

U.S. Presidential Debate Takeaways: An acrid tone from the opening minute

Here are key takeaways from the first of three scheduled presidential debates before Election Day on Nov. 3

B.C. nurses report rise in depression, anxiety, exhaustion due to pandemic

A new UBC study looks into how the COVID-19 response has impacted frontline nurses

National child-care plan could help Canada rebound from COVID-induced economic crisis: prof

A $2 billion investment this year could help parents during second wave of pandemic

Search suspended for Indigenous elder last seen mushroom picking in northwest B.C.

Mushroom picker Thomas (Tommy) Dennis has been missing since Sept. 16

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

16 MLAs retiring from B.C. politics add up to $20M in pensions: Taxpayers Federation

Taxpayers pay $4 for every dollar MLAs contribute to their pensions

‘Bonnie’ and ‘Henry’ among latest litter of service dog puppies

B.C. Alberta Guide Dogs names two pups after provincial health officer

B.C. VOTES 2020: Few solutions offered for ‘out of control’ camping

B.C. Liberals, NDP spend millions as problem keeps growing

Most Read