/A\ channels deliver special coverage for Remembrance Day 2010

On Thursday, November 11, /A\ Channels on Vancouver Island and in Windsor, London and Barrie offer special news broadcasts in honour of the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives while defending Canada in the line of military duty. At 10:57 a.m. local time on Vancouver Island and in Windsor, London and Barrie, /A\ Channel News’ Remembrance Day special broadcasts will start by pausing for a moment of silence to pay tribute to Canada’s fallen soldiers. Special coverage includes:

/A\ News Vancouver Island continues its tradition of award-winning Remembrance Day coverage from the provincial cenotaph at the BC Legislature in Victoria. 

“The service in the BC capital will take on particular significance this year for naval veterans,” said /A\ Vancouver Island News Director Hudson Mack. “CFB Esquimalt has been at the centre of a busy year of events commemorating the Canadian Navy Centennial. We are pleased to bring the cenotaph ceremony to our viewers unable to attend in person.”

/A\ Vancouver Island’s coverage honours veterans in a personal way, with Hudson Mack hosting the on-location broadcast in the uniform of the Canadian Forces. Mack proudly serves as Honourary Lieutenant-Colonel of 741 Communications Squadron in Victoria.

London’s cenotaph was built in 1934 in Victoria Park which has a military connection dating back to the mid-1800’s when it was the site of a British Garrison. /A\ News London will broadcast from the war memorial site, delivering dedicated Remembrance Day coverage in memory of Canada’s troops.

/A\ News Windsor will broadcast from the cenotaph located in downtown Windsor, across from City Hall.

“We honour those who fought in the wars, as well as the men and women who continue to serve our country in times of war, conflict and peace,” said /A\ London and /A\ Windsor News Director Cal Johnstone. “We are humbled by the sacrifice of our soldiers, and we hope to unite our viewers at home in paying homage this Remembrance Day with special cenotaph ceremonies in London and Windsor.” 

Last year, /A\ News Barrie won the RTNDA’s coveted Gord Sinclair Award for Best Live Special for coverage of Remembrance Day Ceremonies in downtown Barrie. This year, the station returns downtown to cover these moving ceremonies. Join anchors Jayne Pritchard and Tony Grace, along with weather specialist, Bob McIntyre, who has just been named the first ever Honorary Colonel of the Air Command Academy at CFB Borden.

“We take pride in delivering a Remembrance Day ceremony of the highest caliber,” said Ruth Anderson, News Director, /A\ Barrie. ”This show is our way of honouring all the local men and women who have served, and continue to serve, our country.”

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