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Photos: Battleford Legion joins Commonwealth-wide jubilee

Building on a long tradition of lighting beacons to mark significant royal celebrations, thousands of beacons were lit across the Commonwealth — including in Battleford.

BATTLEFORD — The Battleford Royal Canadian Legion Branch #9 lit one of the thousands of beacons lit in the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth Friday as part of the official program celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

The event took place at the Battleford Lions Park gazebo on the evening of June 2.

Hear the tune especially written for the jubilee, played by Linda Lyon-Walls and Jim Ramsay.

Battleford Legion #9 vice-president Tim Popp said, “We are proud to be part of this momentous celebration. It is only appropriate that this unique milestone in history is marked with beacons and music. We are honoured to be part of this special event for Her Majesty, The Queen’s 70th year as our Monarch and Head of the Commonwealth on her Platinum Jubilee.”

Popp explains, “The long tradition of lighting beacons to mark a significant royal celebration enables local communities, like ours, to join together to pay tribute to Her Majesty as part of the official program of events.”

Beacons across the Commonwealth ranged in size from bonfires to smaller beacons such as the one Battleford Legion lit. See the video below.