By SONJA DRINKWATER
Special to the AV News
Members of the Commandos Pacific Motorcycle Club, Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps and Navy League Cadets of Canada Armour Ford combined efforts to clean up the Field of Honour at Greenwood Cemetery on Sunday, Nov. 6.
The annual cleanup takes place the weekend prior to Remembrance Day ceremonies in Port Alberni, which this year return to Glenwood Centre indoors before moving to the Field of Honour, Vietnam Veterans memorial and Hupacasath First Nations cemetery.
Members of the Alberni Valley’s cadet programs traditionally clean the crosses and place poppies on each of them during the cleanup. In 2021, when the cadet programs weren’t operational due to COVID-19 restrictions, members of the Commandos Pacific MC stepped up to clean up the crosses. Motorcyclists came from Campbell River, Qualicum Beach and Nanaimo to assist.
Members of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 293 also joined in this year, making quick work to tidy up the area. Legion member Roy Buchanan thanked everyone for coming out and lending a hand.
EDITED: Commandos Pacific Motorcycle Club is the correct title for the club.