The weather may not co-operate, but the MC of the Warriors’ Day events at the Western Fair says the show must go on.
The day is way to honour all retired and acting service men and women, as well as offering them free admission with proof of service.
The 65th annual parade gets underway at 2 p.m.
Major retired Bruce Stock will MC the events and said it’s a wonderful way to show support to those who have served in the military.
“It’s aim is to help remember both the services and the sacrifices of our navy, army, and air force men and women serving Canada who have been doing so since before Confederation, and continue to do so today,” he said. “If it wasn’t for veterans, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the many, many freedoms we do in this beautiful country of ours.”
Stock added that it’s important to remember the veterans that are still here because those from the First and Second World Wars won’t be here much longer.
“Second World War veterans now are in their 90s and they’ll be joining us in a special bus from their hospital. That number of veterans will be between 10 and 20.”
Environment Canada is forecasting showers this afternoon with the risk of a thunderstorm.
The afternoon schedule for Warriors’ Day can be found on the Western Fair website.