Remembrance Day was recognized in Red Deer Public Schools with a division-wide video Tuesday.
For the second consecutive year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the school division decided not to host in-person ceremonies.
“Our Remembrance Day video has a strong local connection with a variety of our schools participating in the production,” said Chad Erickson, superintendent in a news release.
“We showcased the 100th year of the poppy, the Flags of Remembrance, which can be seen lining Highway 11 near Sylvan Lake, in the Town of Sylvan Lake and in Lacombe, as well as in other locations across the country… throughout the division-wide video we also showcased amazing student art with Remembrance Day themes.”
Red Deer Public also announced it has established a $1 million Memorial Bursary Fund in memory of William Arthur Bower, a Red Deer student who was killed in action in 1916 in the First World War at the age of 22.
Five scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded every year to students graduating within Red Deer Public Schools and the Red Deer Regional Catholic School Division who are attending a post-secondary institution. Students can reapply for up to four years.