New West youth lending a helping hand at Remembrance Day

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Members of the New Westminster Youth Ambassador Team lent a hand around town on Remembrance Day.

“It’s so important to remember those who lost their lives, not only on Remembrance Day, but throughout the year as well,” said Lynn Radbourne, founder of the New Westminster Youth Ambassador Society. “People fought to give us the freedom we enjoy today. This is the message given to the New Westminster Youth Ambassador Team as they help at the ceremonies at city hall.”

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Team members were at city hall bright and early on Remembrance Day to organize the wreaths to be laid at the cenotaph. As they’ve done for the past six years, the team laid a wreath of their own and volunteered at the ceremony – distributing the programs, helping to set out chairs and escorting and seating veterans in their special section to watch the ceremonies.

A new addition to their Remembrance Day role was to take wreaths that weren’t picked up from the cenotaph by 2 p.m. to Fraser Cemetery, where they were placed on the graves of soldiers – another way of honouring the sacrifices the soldiers made many years ago. 

The 2019-2020 ambassador team is comprised of Isabella Bouchard, Matthew Campbell, Sarah Gallant, Sarah Horvath, Miller Linke, Adam Spelrem, Lucy Wang and Emma Zhao. Because the team has eight members this year instead of six, organizers are looking for two more sponsors.

If a business/organization would like to hear about sponsor opportunities, they can contact Lynn Radbourne at or 604-524-5675.

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