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In honour of our veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of Canada

Victory Square Remembrance Day Ceremony
Photograph by City of Vancouver

Remembrance Day ceremony and parade

In honour of our veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of Canada, the City of Vancouver is holding its annual Remembrance Day ceremony and parade at Victory Square on Saturday, November 11.

Date and time

November 11 2017, 10:00 a.m.

Location

Cenotaph at Victory Square, West Hastings Street at West Hastings Street and Cambie Street

Vancouver

Event details

Ceremony program

  • 10:00am: Performance by the Vancouver Bach Youth Choir and Sarabande
  • 10:10am: Veterans, military marching units, and bands will be led to Victory Square by the Vancouver Flag Party for the cenotaph ceremony. Shortly afterward, there will be a combined performance by Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services and the Regimental Pipes and Drums of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.
  • 11:00am: the Last Post will be sounded. Two Minutes of Silence, during which a 21-gun salute by the 15th Field Artillery Regiment will be heard from Portside Park. Lament and Rouse will follow. The Royal Canadian Air Force will conduct a fly-past moments later, weather permitting. The enduring In Flanders Fields will then be sung by the Bach Youth Choir and Sarabande and wreaths will be placed at the Cenotaph.

Parade route

The Remembrance Day parade will begin once the ceremony finishes. Participants will march west along Hastings past the reviewing stand between Homer and Richards, turning right at Richards, east on Cordova, then south on Cambie.

The veterans' section of the parade will march west along Hastings Street past the reviewing stand and disperse.