Canadians are honouring the nation’s veterans at Remembrance Day events across the country today, including Victory Square in Vancouver. While the national Remembrance Day ceremonies in Ottawa will be the most prominent, there are plenty of events to check out in the Lower Mainland. If you’d like to come out and honour Canada’s veterans, here are some of the events taking place Nov. 11.
The Royal Canadian Legion will hold ceremonies at Thunderbird Memorial Square on Veterans Way beginning at 10:30 a.m. PT.
Parades and ceremonies will be held at both the South Burnaby Cenotaph in Bonsor Park at Imperial Street and Nelson Avenue and the North Burnaby Cenotaph in Confederation Park at Willingdon and Penzance. Both events begin at 10:30 a.m. PT.
Three 10 a.m. PT ceremonies will be held at All Sappers Memorial Park, Veterans Memorial Park and Sto:lo Nation grounds. Two parades will also be held, impacting traffic downtown and along Vedder Road.
A ceremony will begin at Como Lake Middle School at 9:30 a.m. PT. At 10 a.m., a parade will leave the school, arriving at the cenotaph on Veterans Way for a 10:40 a.m. service. A second parade from the cenotaph to the Royal Canadian Legion at Nelson and Ridgeway will take place after the service.
In South Delta, a parade will begin at 10:15 a.m. PT at the Legion at 4896 Delta St. Marchers will head to the cenotaph at Ladner Memorial Park for a 10:45 a.m. ceremony. Veterans and adults are invited to attend the Legion afterwards.
In North Delta, Kennedy House Seniors’ Society will host a ceremony at the North Delta Social Heart Plaza at 10:40 a.m. PT. A reception will follow at the North Delta Recreation Centre.
At the Langley Legion, a 10:25 a.m. PT parade will march to the cenotaph at Douglas Park for an 11 a.m. service.
Another 10:25 a.m. PT parade will march from the Fort Langley Cemetery to the cemetery’s cenotaph for a 10:40 a.m. ceremony.
At the Aldergrove Legion, a 10:40 a.m. PT parade will travel to a 10:50 a.m. ceremony at Aldergrove Legion Cenotaph with a potluck reception after.
A 10:30 a.m. PT parade will march from the 224th Street Legion to the cenotaph at Memorial Peace Park for a ceremony.
A parade will form at Ecole des Deaux Rives on Stave Lake Street at 10 a.m. PT, marching at 10:15 to a 10:40 a.m. ceremony at the Clarke Theatre. After the ceremonies, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 57 invites attendees to a social gathering in the lounge.
A 10:30 a.m. PT parade from Queens Avenue and Sixth Street will march to the cenotaph at city hall for a ceremony.
Ceremonies will take place beginning at 10:30 a.m. PT at the Victoria Park Cenotaph in the 100 block of East Keith Rd. at Lonsdale Avenue. A pipe band will begin marching at 9:20 a.m. from the armouries at 15th Street and Forbes Avenue to the cenotaph.
A ceremony will also be held at 10:30 a.m. PT at the Lynn Valley Village Mall’s plaza hosted by Royal Canadian Legion Lynn Valley 114.
A ceremony and procession will be held at the Spirit Square cenotaph beginning at 10:30 a.m. PT.
A 9:30 a.m. PT service at Wilson Centre will be followed by a parade to the cenotaph at Veterans Park.
A 10 a.m. PT service at Kyle Centre will be followed by a 10:30 a.m. parade to the cenotaph at the Chip Kerr VC Memorial Auditorium at the Port Moody Legion hall.
A 10:20 a.m. PT parade and ceremony will be held at the cenotaph at Richmond city hall.
Surrey will hold a ceremony at the Cloverdale Cenotaph next door to the Surrey Museum and the Surrey Archives starting at 9:30 a.m. PT. Until 1:30 p.m., activities for kids will be held at the museum and WWII documentaries will be screened. At 11:30 a.m., Surrey poet laureate Renee Sarojini Saklikar and Sharanjit Sandhra of the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies will speak of the contribution of Canadian Sikhs to WWI.
The Whalley Legion will hold a parade and ceremony beginning at 10:20 a.m. PT. Bands will play at the legion hall throughout the afternoon.
The City of Vancouver will hold its annual Remembrance Day ceremony and parade at Victory Square beginning at 9:45 a.m. PT. The ceremony ends at 11 am.
A 10 a.m. PT ceremony will be held at the memorial arch in Memorial Park on Marine Drive between 19th and 20th Streets.
A parade will start at the corner of Roper Avenue and Johnston Road at 9:30 a.m. PT, concluding at First United Church on Fir. The wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the cenotaph beside city hall between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.