In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row…
This year, Remembrance Day takes on added significance as it marks the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice to end WWI, signed on November 11, 1918.
Here’s some of the locations around Vancouver to observe Remembrance Day ceremonies:
Victory Square (West Hastings & Cambie): Vancouver’s largest event, drawing upwards of 15,000 in attendance, gets underway at 9:45am with Vancouver Bach Youth Choir and Sarabande before the arrival of veterans arrive for the ceremony starting at 10am, a parade will follow the 11am two minutes of silence, 21 gun salute, RCAF fly past.
Other ceremonies around Metro Vancouver include;
Commercial Drive/Grandview Park (Charles Street at Commercial): 10:45 Ceremony
Memorial South Park Cenotaph (41st Ave & Windsor): 10:30 Ceremony
CRAB Park at Portside (Waterfront Road at Main St): 10:30 Ceremony and Gun Salute
Japanese Canadian War Memorial in Stanley Park: 10:40 Ceremony
Chinatown Memorial (Keefer & Columbia Streets): 12:30 Ceremony
Burnaby North: Confederation Park Cenotaph, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #148 1045 Parade (starting from Safeway at 4440 Hastings St)
Burnaby South Bonso Park Cenotaph: (Corner of Imperial Street and Nelson Avenue) 1030 Parade (starting from Firehall #3 6511 Marlborough Ave & Bennett Street)
New Westminster (Sixth St & Queen Ave): 9:45 Ceremony at Royal New Westminster Armouries & Cenotaph
North Vancouver (3205 Institute Rd): 10:30 Ceremony at Veterans Plaza
Richmond (6911 Minoru Blvd): 10:00 Ceremony at Richmond City Hall
West Vancouver (Marine Dr at 20th): 10:30 Parade and Ceremony
For more information and to find a Remembrance Day ceremony near you visit Royal Canadian Legion BC / Yukon online
Whether you attend a Remembrance Day ceremonies in person or watch on TV, take a moment to remember and honour the dedication, commitment and sacrifice those who serve our country.