Remembrance Day Events In Metro Vancouver {2016}

Remembrance Day Events In Metro Vancouver {2016}

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the official end of the World War I hostilities on November 11, 1918.

World War I resulted in a huge number of lives lost amongst both civilians and military personnel. Many more people were badly injured. This war left great emotional scars in the servicemen, who had experienced it, and in the communities, whose sons, brothers, fathers, uncles and even grandfathers had died.

In Canada, November 11 is officially called Remembrance Day, but also known as Armistice Day and Poppy Day. On this day we commemorate those who died in armed conflicts, particularly in and since World War I.

Here is a list of some of the different ceremonies taking place in the Metro Vancouver this year.


Abbotsford

Remembrance Day Parade
Parade: 10:30 am
Where:
 Civic Plaza – 32315 South Fraser Way
Time:
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Burnaby

Confederation Park Cenotaph
Parade: 10:30 am Begins at 4440 Hasting Street, Burnaby
Where: 250 Willingdon Avenue, North Burnaby
Time: 11:00 am

Bonsor Park Cenotaph
Parade: 10:15 am Begins at 5289 Grimmer Street, Burnaby
Where: Imperial Street and Nelson Avenue, Burnaby
Time: 9:30 am

Coquitlam 

Blue Mountain Park
Parade: 10:00 am Begins at Como Lake Middle School – 1121 King Albert Avenue, Coquitlam
Where: Blue Mountain Park – 975 King Albert Avenue, Coquitlam
Time: 10:40 am

Delta

North Delta Social Heart Plaza
Where: 11415 84 Avenue, Delta
Time: 10:40 am

Ladner Memorial Park
Parade: 10:15 am Begins at 4896 Delta Street
Where: 47th Avenue & Garry Street, Ladner
Time: 10:00 am

Langley

Aldergrove Legion
Parade: 10:40 a.m. Begins at Old Yale Road
Where: Aldergrove Legion – 26607 Fraser Highway, Langley
Time: 10:40 am

Langley Legion
Parade: 10:25 a.m. Begins at Legion Branch 21, 20570 – 56 Avenue, Langley
Where: Douglas Park Cenotaph, Langley
Time: 11:00 am

Murrayville Cemetery – Cenotaph
Where: 21405 – 44 Avenue, Langley
Time: 11:00 am

Fort Langley Cemetery – Cenotaph
Parade: 10:25 am Begins at west end of Fort Langley Cemetery
Where: 9045 Glover Road, Langley
Time: 10:40 am

Mission

The Royal Canadian Legion
Parade: 10:00 am – the parade will form up at the Ecole des Deaux Rives on Stave Lake Street. 10:15 – Parade marches off.
Where: Clarke Theatre – 33700 Prentis Ave
Time: 10:40 am

New Westminster

City Hall 
Where: Cenotaph, in front of City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue
Time: 10:30 am

North Vancouver

North Vancouver Cenotaph
Where: 1200 Lonsdale Road, North Vancouver (Lonsdale & East Keith)
Time: 10:30 am

Cates Park
Where: 4122 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver
Time: 11:00 am

Port Coquitlam

Wilson Centre Cemetery
Where: Wilson Centre – 2150 Wilson Avenue, Port Coquitlam
Time: 9:30 am

Cenotaph Service
Where: Veterans Park – 2580 Shaughnessy Street,
Time: 11 a.m.

Port Moody

Port Moody Legion
Parade: 10:30 am Begins at Port Moody Legion
Where: Port Moody Cenotaph2515 Clarke St
Time: 11:00 am

Richmond

Richmond Cenotaph
Parade: 10:20 am
Where: Richmond City Hall – 6911 Road No. 3, Richmond
Time: 10:40 am

Surrey

Surrey Remembers – Colverdale Cenotaph
Where: Surrey Museum, 17710 – 56A Avenue
Time: 9:30 am

Vancouver 

Victory Square Cenotaph
Schedule:
9:45 am – Vancouver Bach Youth Choir and Sarabande performance

10 am – Vancouver Flag Party leads procession of veterans, military marching units, and bands

10:30 am – Ceremony starts

11 am – Last Post sounded, followed by Two Minutes of Silence, 21-gun salute and Rouse and Lament. Royal Canadian Air Force flyby, weather permitting

11:30 am – Remembrance Day Parade, proceeding west down Hastings Street
Where: 150 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Time: 9:45 am

Lest we forget.

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