Remembrance Day 2010 in Vancouver

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Remembrance Day will be observed in Vancouver tomorrow with ceremonies in several locations. The following list was published by the City of Vancouver:

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Victory Square (West Hastings at Cambie Streets): Vancouver’s largest Remembrance Day ceremony at the cenotaph. Gather at 10 am. Program begins with mounting of the guard and Vancouver Bach Youth Choir. Ceremony continues through till 11:30 am followed by a march past along Hastings Street. Organized by the Vancouver Remembrance Day Committee.

C.R.A.B. Park at Portside: A twenty-one gun salute is set off adjacent to the park beginning at 11:02am. One round is fired every minute from three 105mm Howitzers by members of the 15th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery.

Memorial South Park (near main entrance on 41st Avenue at Windsor Street): A parade begins at John Oliver Secondary School at 10:00 am, followed by a memorial service at the cenotaph at 10:30 am. Organized by the South Vancouver Veteran’s Council.

Grandview Park: Due to park reconstruction this service will be located at a temporary cenotaph at the outdoor plaza at Britannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier Street. Service begins at 10:30am, parade begins at 11:15 heading south on Commercial Drive and past a temporary reviewing stand near Grandview Park cenotaph. Organized by Royal Canadian Legion #179

Japanese Monument at Stanley Park (near the Stanley Park Pavilion): Gather at 10:40 am. Sponsored by the Japanese Canadian War Memorial Society.

Canada Place The CTV broadcast from 10:30am until 11:30am on November 11th will be shown on the big screen outside of Canada Place.

Observances outside of Vancouver

New Westminster A ceremony will take place at the Royal Westminster Regiment Armoury in New Westminster.

Tri-Cities You can find of list of Tri-Cities events on The V3H.

Burnaby Royal Canadian Legion Branches #148 and #44, Confederation Park Cenotaph (Willingdon Avenue and Penzance Drive), and The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #83, Bonsor Park Cenotaph.

Surrey The ceremony will be at the Cenotaph next door to the Surrey Museum.

North Shore A full list of ceremonies and events are available courtesy of the North Shore News.

Although my parents were not born in Canada, and their families fought against each other in both World Wars, Canada is my home. I have a deep respect and humbling admiration for the men and women who fought, supported, freed, and sacrificed so that we could live in the Canada we have today. Lest we forget those who served and continue to serve.

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  1. ParkerWednesday, November 10th, 2010 — 10:28am PST

    One of the largest Remembrance Day gatherings on the West Coast is at Victoria Park in North Vancouver. Its just a walk up the hill from the Lonsdale Quay. Its always a very incredible event!!

  2. Bob MooreThursday, November 11th, 2010 — 8:52am PST

    I have been to the Victoria Park event before but I think I’ll be at Victory Square, Downtown today. You have to appreciate what these men and women gave up for us. Selfless.

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