Trinity-Conception group heading to Beaumont-Hamel on Canada Day

Nicholas Mercer
Published on June 26, 2014
A group of students from Newfoundland and Labrador visit the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial in 2013.
Submitted photo

The Trinity-Conception region will be well-represented when a group from this province takes part in the Enduring Remembrance pilgrimage along the Trail of the Caribou.

The group will be travelling to Belgium and France on June 28 to take part in memorial ceremonies at each of the five Caribou Memorials in areas that mark battlegrounds of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.

There will be six students and three veterans travelling in the group of some 20 people, including an historian/tour guide, a translator and four chaperones.

The following is a list of students and veterans from this region:

• Brittany Bishop (Ascension Collegiate) — Cupids;

• Isaac Bonisteel (Crescent Collegiate) — New Harbour;

• Jordan Dove (Carbonear Collegiate) — Harbour Grace;

• Jessie Downey (Ascension Collegiate) — Brigus;

• Jenna Parsons (Carbonear Collegiate) — Victoria;

• Cassandra Slade (Carbonear Collegiate) — Carbonear;

• Ernie Mugford — Clarke’s Beach; and

• Harold Evely — Small Point-Blackhead-Broad Cove-Adam’s Cove; and

• Craig Pomeroy — Cupids;

Also joining them on the trip will be provincial command president Ross Petten (Port de Grave) and translator Patricia Badcock (Coley’s Point).

In cooperation with the provincial government, the centerpiece of the trip will be an emotional stop at the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial in France.

Newfoundland has deep connection to the site. It is where 733 of the 801 members of the Newfoundland Regiment were either killed or injured.

The pilgrimage will pay its respects to the fallen on July 1.

Once finished, the youth will be known as ambassadors of remembrance and entrusted with the responsibility of enduring remembrance.