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Printed online in the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows News November 10 by Colleen Flanagan

Church bells will be ringing out over Whonnock at sunset on Wednesday to mark the end of the First World War.

Each year on Remembrance Day Holy Spirit Anglican Church rings the bell once for every year since the war ended.

This year the bell will ring 102 times.

“This year, we cannot invite our neighbours to attend but we hope they will stand in their yards or park in a safe place nearby to listen,” said Jean Davidson, with Holy Spirit Anglican Church, noting that a few parishioners and neighbours, a 94-year-old war bride and MP Marc Dalton have volunteered to ring the bell.

“This is an audible plea for peace,” said Davidson, adding that the world has not done too well since the end of “The War to End All Wars”.

The bell will start to chime at precisely 4:33pm and Davidson would like people to contemplate what is still needed to bring peace on earth.

For those out of earshot, here is a Zoom link to the bell ringing, which will open from 4pm, with reflection time starting at 4:15pm followed by the bell ringing.

Meeting ID: 934 0511 7724
Passcode: 881522

For more information contact Jean Davidson at 604-462-7341 or