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Remembrance Day Cermony and Parade at Victory Square

Poppy Wreath

Remembrance Day

All ages, FREE

Come out to the annual Remembrance Day cermony and parade at Victory Square.

Date and time

November 11 2012, 10:00 a.m. to noon

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


Event details

The program at Victory Square begins with a performance by the Vancouver Bach Youth Choir starting at 10 a.m. Led by Vancouver Flag Party, the parade of veterans, military marching units and bands will arrive at Victory Square as the ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.  The Last Post will be sounded, followed by two minutes of silence, Reveille and the Lament. Weather permitting, the RCAF will conduct a fly-past moments later.

Following the silence, a 21-gun salute will be fired at Portside Park by the 15th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery. In Flanders Fields, sung by the Bach Youth Choir and Sarabande, will follow. The official wreaths will then be placed at the Cenotaph.

The combined bands of the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service and the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada will perform followed by the parade march-off.

The parade proceeds west along Hastings Street, turn right at Seymour Street, past the reviewing stand, and returning to Victory Square via Cordova and Cambie Streets.