Remembrance Day, November 11th, is a day to remember the courage, service and sacrifice of thousands of Canadians, and to honour them by never forgetting them. Your city will most likely have a service or ceremony around its local cenotaph, and to make things easier we have rounded up a list of Remembrance Day ceremonies around Vancouver that you can attend:
Remembrance Day Ceremonies Around Vancouver
Event: West Vancouver Service
Where: Memorial Park (Marine Drive between 19th St and 20th St)
When: Monday, November 11, 2019 – 10:45am to 11:30am
Details: Parade starts at 10:45am with service starting at 10:55am. The Royal Canadian Legion – West Vancouver Branch #60 holds the sacred trust of ensuring the tradition of Remembrance is observed by Canadians every year at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. This service is for the public to gather and honour our veterans and those currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. All members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Event: Remembrance at Mountain View
Where: Mountain View Cemetery (5455 Fraser St, Vancouver)
When: Monday, November 11, 2019 – 11:00am
Details: Little Chamber Music is proud to again present this unique music and history project, “11”. Part of the Field House Residency (2012-2015) with the Vancouver Park Board, “11” was developed for over two years. The project included monthly public meetings, a trip to the Library and Archives and War Museum in Ottawa, research at the Vancouver Archives, visits with a 99-year-old D-Day veteran, an installation at the Roundhouse and a performance and event on Remembrance Day, 2014 in Falaise Park which brought over 1000 people together.
Event: Remembrance Day at Victory Square
Where: Victory Square (200 W Hastings St, Vancouver)
When: Monday, November 11, 2019
Details: The Remembrance Day Service at Victory Square is the oldest continuing annual ceremony in Vancouver. The ceremony began in 1924 and reflects respect and remembrance of sacrifices in the service of our country – past and present. The service is organized by the Vancouver Remembrance Day Committee, a civic volunteer group with a mandate to organize and conduct the November 11 ceremony on behalf of our citizens. Vancouver is the only city in Canada with a civic volunteer committee supported by the City. The committee has developed a proud tradition of consultation and input from veterans and related groups, numerous service and civic organizations, including city departments, the military and RCMP.
Event: Remembrance Day at UBC
Where: War Memorial Gym (6081 University Boulevard, Vancouver)
When: Monday, November 11, 2019 – 10:45am
Details: Since the opening of the War Memorial Gym in 1951, The University of British Columbia has held a ceremony commemorating November 11. This year, 2019 will mark sixty-eight years that The University of British Columbia has hosted a Remembrance Day ceremony. This special ceremony is an opportunity for faculty, staff, students and members of the on and off-campus community to honour and remember all those who served in times of war, military conflict and peace. The Remembrance Day Ceremony will include short readings, remarks from special guests and musical performances by the UBC Opera Ensemble. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Event: North Vancouver Remembrance Day
Where: Victoria Park Cenotaph (100 block of East Keith Road)
When: Monday, November 11, 2019 – 10:30am to 11:30am
Details: The 2019 service will be marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. All members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Event: New Westminster Remembrance Day
Where: Monday, November 11, 2019 – 10:30am
When: City Hall Cenotaph (511 Royal Ave, New Westminster)
Details: Outdoor service at Cenotaph located in front of City Hall. This years’ service acknowledges and commemorates the experiences and contributions of Indigenous peoples in the wars. The service will commence at 10:30am. Parade assembly 10:25am at Queens Avenue and Sixth Street. Wreath pick up from tent on City Hall front lawn beginning at 8:00am.
Event: Richmond Remembrance Day
Where: City Hall Cenotaph (6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond)
When: Monday, November 11, 2019 – 10:20am
Details: Remembrance Day parade featuring several hundred marchers, including veterans and Canadian Armed Forces members. The parade begins at 10:20am, official ceremonies at the City Hall cenotaph begin at 10:40am and a two minute silence is observed at 11:00am, which is then followed by wreath-laying. The Annual Remembrance Day reception will be held in the City Hall Galleria following the ceremony. This is a free event with music by Richmond Peace Children’s Choir.
Event: North Burnaby Remembrance Day
Where: North Burnaby Cenotaph, Confederation Park (Willingdon Ave & Penzance Dr)
When: Monday, November 11, 2019 – 10:00am to 12:00pm
Details: Parade and Ceremony by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #148 – North Burnaby. Parade begins at 10:40am from the underground parking lot of the McGill Library, 4595 Albert Street. Ceremony begins at 11:00am at the Cenotaph in Confederation Park.
Event: South Burnaby Remembrance Day
Where: South Burnaby Cenotaph (Bonsor Park at Imperial St and Nelson Ave)
When: Monday, November 11, 2019 – 10:15am to 12:00pm
Details: Parade and Ceremony by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #83 – South Burnaby. Parade begins at 10:15am from Fire Hall #3, 6511 Marlborough Avenue. Ceremony begins at 11:00am at the cenotaph at the corner of Nelson Avenue and Imperial Street.
Event: Surrey Remembers
Where: Veterans’ Square (17671 Highway 10 (56 Ave)
When: Monday, November 11, 2019 – 9:30am to 1:00pm
Details: Take in the Remembrance Day service at the Cloverdale Cenotaph in Veterans Square at 10:25am. After the ceremony, warm up with activities at both the Museum of Surrey and the Surrey Archives.
Event: White Rock Remembrance Day
Where: Cenotaph at 15322 Buena Vista Ave
When: Monday, November 11, 2019 – 10:00am
Details: The parade will line up at 10:00am at the White Rock Elementary School; and marches off at 10:15 to the Cenotaph, followed by laying of wreaths at 11:00am. Branch 8 service starts at 10:50am, with a flyover at 11:00am. Children & Families can enjoy hot dogs after the ceremony at the Salvation Army, on Best & Roper in White Rock. Otherwise refreshments & entertainment at the White Rock Legion.
Event: Langley Remembrance Day
Where: Douglas Park Cenotaph (20550 Douglas Crescent, Langley City)
When: Monday, November 11, 2019 – 10:45am parade arrives
Details: Everyone is welcome to join the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Douglas Park Cenotaph on Sunday November 11 to honour and commemorate the sacrifices made by members of the Armed Forces and civilians in the times of war. Please arrive prior to 10:45am.
Event: Remembrance Day Service in Abbotsford
Where: Thunderbird Square on Veterans Way, Abbotsford (behind City Hall)
When: Monday, November 11, 2019 – 10:30am to 11:30am 2019
Event: Coquitlam Remembers
Where: Como Lake Middle School (1121 King Albert Ave)
When: Monday, November 11, 2019 – 10:00am
Details: At 10:40am, march from school along Winslow to the Cenotaph on Veterans Way at Blue Mountain Park, Veterans Way side (Porter Street).
Event: Port Coquitlam Remembrance Day
Where: Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave)
When: Monday, November 11, 2019 – 9:30am to 10:30am
Details: Following the service, veterans and members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #133 will lead a parade from the community centre along Wilson Avenue to Shaughnessy Street to the Cenotaph services at Veterans Park (2580 Shaughnessy St) for 10:55am.
Event: Port Moody Remembrance Day
Where: Port Moody Arts Centre (2425 St Johns St, Port Moody)
When: Monday, November 11, 2019 – 10:30am
Details: Parade and ceremony at 10:30am, entertainment at Legion 119 SFU Pipe & Drum Band – 1:00pm till 1:30pm, Heather Jolley Scottish Tartan Dancers at 2:00pm, Linda Szentes and the Jazz Links 3:00pm, Inlet Jazz Band 5:00pm till 8:00pm.
Event: South Delta Remembrance Day
Where: Cenotaph at Memorial Park (47 Ave & Garry St, Ladner)
When: onday, November 11, 2019 – 10:15am
Details: The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 61 and the Corporation of Delta invite you and your family to attend a parade and wreath laying ceremony in Ladner. The parade begins at the Legion branch (4896 Delta Street), at 10:15am. Ceremony to commence at the Cenotaph at Memorial Park in Ladner at 10:45am.
Event: North Delta Remembrance Day
Where: North Delta Social Heart Plaza (11415 84 Ave, Delta)
When: Monday, November 11, 2019 – 10:40am
Details: Kennedy House Seniors Society and the Corporation of Delta invite you and your family to attend a wreath laying ceremony at the North Delta Social Heart Plaza. Following the ceremony, a public reception will be held at the North Delta Recreation Centre.
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