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The Cenotaph, erected in the St. Norbert Cemetery, was an over-grown, long forgotten homage to the thirteen men who fought and died in World War I and who were connected to the St. Norbert area.

Then one day in 2008, Art Bloomfield, an area resident, took a closer look at the overgrown monument while walking his young grandson to pre-school. Soon after, he and his family made it their personal mission to ensure that the cenotaph and those thirteen men whose names are etched in stone were forgotten no more.

Celebrate and honour these men at the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month.

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We would like to thank all our sponsors, supporters and volunteers for their kindness and generosity. Please click on the tabs below to check them all out. And please be sure to thank them next time you see them and/or visit their places of business.

  • Community Sponsors
  • Community Supporters
  • Volunteers
  • Organizing Committee

2020 Community Sponsors

Holding events such as Remembrance Day each year wouldn't be possible without the generous donations by our government leaders and corporate citizens.

BSI Insurance logo
link to the BSI Insurance website BSI Insurance,
St. Norbert Branch
Super Auto Centres logo link to Super Auto Centres website
Jim Brousseau,
Super Auto Centres

photo of Markus Chambers link to Markus Chambers' website
Markus Chambers, City of Winnipeg
Councillor, St Norbert-Seine River

photo of flowers link to the In Full Bloom website
Jim Chouzouris,
In Full Bloom Florist

photo of Terry Duguid link to Terry Duguid's website
Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament
for Winnipeg South

Fort Richmond Jewellers logo link to the Fort Richmond Jewellers website

Daniel Flather, Owner,
Fort Richmond Jewellers

Pony Corral logo link to the Pony Corral website
Peter Ginakes, Owner,
The Pony Corral Restaurant

Windsor Plywood logo link to Windsor Plywood's website
Dave Johnston,
Windsor Plywood

photo of Janice Lukes link to Janice Lukes' website
Janice Lukes, City of Winnipeg Councillor,
Waverley West Ward

Photo of Janice Morley-Lecomte link to Janice Morley-Lecomte's website
Janice Morley-Lecomte, Member of the
Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
for Seine River
The Medicine Shoppe logo link to The Medicine Shoppe South Winnipeg website
John Thompson,
Owner, The Medicine Shoppe

2020 Community Supporters

Community involvement makes all the difference in the world.

We'd like to send a special thank you to the following:

  • Seine River School Division
  • College St. Norbert Collegiate, especially Mrs Beverley Betz, Music Director and the students of the music program. Your participation makes our Remembrance Day service so much more touching. Honouring these men the way you do says a lot about the young people that you are.

In addition, we'd like to thank...

2020 Volunteer Acknowledgements

Mr. Jim Busby has been instrumental in providing details of the lives and deaths of those men whose names are inscribed on the cenotaph.

Mr. Brian Cyr has provided some great additional information about some of the soldiers listed on the cenotaph. He was able to provide records about the cenotaph itself that we had previously been unable to locate.

Each year, a number of volunteers make our annual Remembrance Day Service so much more special, just by the nature of their involvement.

  • Our Piper, Mark O'Rourke playing The Lament
  • Joan McKenzie, singing O Canada
  • Bob Roehle, who read The Act of Remembrance
  • Tribute to Francophone Veterans, Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired), Monsieur Bernard Desautels
  • Lea Clarke, a tribute on behalf of Metis Veterans
  • Ryan Colyer and Shouma McMaster Sato Colyer whose help with set up and take down was invaluable
  • And of course, the students from College St. Norbert Collegiate:
    • who shared details about the lives of our fallen soldiers
    • who sounded their trumpets
    • who laid the wreath
    • and who recited
      • Au champ d'honneur
      • In Flanders Fields
      • The Commitment to Remember

We'd also like to thank all the volunteers, past and present, who've helped put this event on since its inception. Whether that is a behind the scenes effort, event day participation, or anything to make these events happens, your time and energies fuel the success of the commemoration each year.

Thank you to each of you!

2020 Organizing Committee

This annual event exists because of the behind the scenes work of a group of dedicated volunteers.

The 2020 St. Norbert Remembrance Day Committee is comprised of the following community members:

  • Art and Wendy Bloomfield - The St. Norbert Remembrance Day service would not exist without the tireless efforts of Art, Wendy and their family. From discovering (or rediscovering) the overgrown cenotaph and cleaning it up... to liaising with the community to garner support... to managing the volunteers to ensure that all the tasks are accomplished... and to leading the community to remember the fallen soldiers with pride and affection... and so much more. With little exception, they pretty much do it all.
  • Charmaine Bloomfield - Charmaine is the emcee of our 2020 Remembrance Day Ceremony and gave a very moving tribute to veterans. Charmaine has volunteered since the beginning and has always been a driving force for making things better year after year. 
  • Ron Novotny - Ron, a member of the Winnipeg South Lions Club, has helped with the organizing of this years' event and was instrumental in keeping things running on the day of the video shoot.
  • Deb Degryse Clark - Deb created and managed our website and social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and YouTube) to advertise and promote our St. Norbert Remembrance Day Ceremony.

For information on how you too, can make a difference with this very important annual event, please send us an email.

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