Remembrance Day 2011 Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Surrey, Langley


Thursday, November 10th, 2011 — 10:05am PST
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At 11:00am on the 11th day of the 11th month I stand in silence to respect and honour those who gave their lives for our country. I am a first generation Canadian and this is my home. Remembrance Day makes me think of family, and it makes me thankful. I get to wake up every day in the most gorgeous city in the world because my grandparents and parents were given opportunities here in Canada.

Rememberance Day Parade, 2010 Rememberance Day Parade, 2010
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Victory Square
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I heard on the radio today that my niece and nephews’ generation will be the last to know any World War veterans personally. It’s up to us to never forget.

Remembrance Day
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The following list was originally compiled by News1130:

Vancouver
There will be a ceremony at the cenotaph in Victory Square (West Hastings & Cambie) starting at 10:30am. The Olympic cauldron at Jack Pool Plaza will be lit at 8:00am, and will be extinguished at 11:02am.

Burnaby
Starting at Safeway (440 Hastings St) a parade will set out for the Confederation Park cenotaph at 10:30am. The ceremony will begin at 10:45am. There is also a parade at 10:30am from Royal Canadian Legion #83 (Grimmer St) to the Bonsor Park Cenotaph, with the ceremony at 10:45am.

New Westminster
Royal Westminster Regiment Armoury will have a ceremony starting at 10:00am. Following the ceremony there will be a parade over to the City Hall cenotaph for 11:00am.

Richmond
The ceremony will be at the Richmond City Hall cenotaph on No 3 Road at 10:40am followed by a parade along Granville Avenue to the Richmond School Board offices.

Surrey
The Surrey Museum in Cloverdale (17710 – 56A Avenue) will host a ceremony from 10:15am to 12:30pm.

Langley
The parade starts at 10:25am from the Legion Branch 21 on 56th Avenue (between Logan and Glover). It will head to the new Douglas Park Cenotaph for an 11:00am ceremony.

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6 comments

  1. Ginger Leah Gervais says:

    I would love to take my kids to their 1st rememberance ceremony! Cloverdale is a little out of our way! Do you know of anything going on in Surrey?

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  3. Philip T. says:

    I would like to mention that there will also be a ceremony in Chinatown at 12:30 p.m. at Chinatown Memorial Square (Keefer Street at Columbia Street). This is the location of the statue honouring the Chinese who helped build Canada.

  4. B says:

    Thanks so much for posting these events. I couldn’t even find remembrance day events on the Legsite website. Thanks again!

  5. Siaja says:

    Its so hard without familys

  6. James says:

    Thanks for the post – today is a day to remember and appreciate those who have served Canada in times of war, armed conflict and peace.

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