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Remembrance Day around the Lower Mainland

Last Updated Nov 7, 2019 at 3:15 pm PDT

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Monday, Nov. 11 marks Remembrance Day

There are a number of parades and events taking place across the Lower Mainland

Remembrance Day marks the armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Nov. 11, 1918

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Donning their poppies, people across the Lower Mainland will be marking Remembrance Day on Monday.

Remembrance Day — originally called Armistice Day, and first held in 1919 — marks the armistice agreement that ended World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918.

The day is held in commonwealth countries to honour the veterans who sacrificed for their countries — it’s a day “to give thanks and to remember.”

Here are a list of Remembrance Day events and parades taking place locally.


Where: Thunderbird Square – Veterans Way (behind City Hall and next to Clearbrook Library)
When: 9:30 a.m. (coffee), 10:30 a.m. (parade at Garden and Simon streets), 11:00 a.m. (moment of silence)
More details here.


North Burnaby

Where: North Burnaby Cenotaph – Confederation Park, Willingdon Avenue and Penzance Drive
When: 10:30 a.m. (parade), 11:00 a.m. (ceremony at cenotaph)
The parade will start at the underground parking lot of the McGill Library. It will make its way south through the Confederation Centre parking lot onto Albert Street, and then head east on Albert Street to Alpha Avenue. From there, the procession will head north on Alpha Avenue into Confederation Park towards the cenotaph.
More details here.

South Burnaby

Where: South Burnaby Cenotaph – Bonsor Park, Imperial Street and Nelson Avenue
When: 10:15 a.m. (parade), 11:00 a.m. (ceremony at cenotaph)
The parade will start at Fire Hall #3 (6511 Marlborough Avenue). It will head west on Bennett Street, then south on Nelson Avenue before making its way southwest onto Jubilee Avenue to the cenotaph on Nelson Avenue and Imperial Street.  More details here.



Where: Cenotaph – Spadina Avenue
When: 10:00 a.m. (service begins), 10:30 a.m. (parade), 11:00 a.m. (ceremony)
The ceremony will be held at the Cenotaph outside the Chilliwack Museum at 45820 Spadina Avenue immediately after the parade, which will start at Evergreen Hall at 9291 Corbould Street.
More details here.


Where: All Sappers Memorial Park – Vedder Road
When: 10:30 a.m. (parade), 11:00 a.m. (ceremony)
The procession will begin at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #280 at 5661 Vedder Road at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held immediately after at All Sappers Memorial Park at 5571 Vedder Road.
More details here.

Stó:lō Remembrance Day Ceremony

Where: Coqualeetza Longhouse – Vedder Road
When: 9:00 a.m. (doors open), 10:00 a.m. (ceremony begins at Longhouse), 10:50 a.m. (processional to memorial site), 11:11 a.m. (moment of silence), laying of wreaths to follow
More details here.


Where: Como Lake Middle School – Veterans Way
When: 10:00 a.m. (meet), 10:40 a.m. (march begins)
The march will start from Como Lake Middle School at 1121 King Albert Avenue and move along Winslow Avenue to the cenotaph on Veterans Way at Blue Mountain Park.
More details here.


Delta North

Where: North Delta Social Heart Plaza – 84 Avenue
When: 10:30 a.m.
The Kennedy House Seniors Society invites you and your family to attend a Remembrance Day Ceremony at the North Delta Social Heart Plaza. Light refreshments to follow at the North Delta Recreation Centre.
More details here.

Delta South (Ladner)

Where: Cenotaph – Memorial Park
When: 10:15 a.m. (parade), 10:45 a.m. (ceremony)
A parade will begin at the Legion at 4896 Delta street. It will make its way to the cenotaph at Memorial Park, where a ceremony will be held. 
More details here.


Where: Century Square – 1835 56 Street
When: 1:30 p.m.
There will be a special appearance by the Delta Police Pipe Band at the Tsawwassen Remembrance Day event. There will also be light refreshments after the ceremony.
More details here.



Where: Douglas Park Cenotaph
When: 10:35 a.m. (parade), 10:50 a.m. (ceremony)
The parade begins at 10:35 a.m. at Timms Community Centre at 20399 Douglas Crescent. From the Community Centre, the procession will head east along Douglas Crescent to the Douglas Park Cenotaph at the corner of Park Avenue and Douglas Crescent. Those who would like to take part in the parade are asked to arrive at Timms Community Centre 10:25 a.m. You can also gather in Douglas Park by the cenotaph to see the parade arrive before the service starts at 10:50 a.m. More details here.

Fort Langley

Where: Fort Langley Heritage Garden – Glover Road
When: Nov. 11
People are invited to walk through the Fort Langley Heritage Garden — located directly across from the St. Andrews cemetery — to light a candle or plant poppy seeds on Remembrance Day. Visitors will get to take in unique artwork by Brookswood artist Julie Bourne.
More details here.

Maple Ridge:

Where: Cenotaph – Memorial Peace Park
When: 10:30 a.m. (parade)
The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. from the Legion Building on 22 Street. It will make its way to the cenotaph in Memorial Peace Park, where an official ceremony will take place.
More details here.


Where: Clarke Theatre
When: 10:15 a.m. (parade), 11:00 a.m. (ceremony)
A parade, beginning at Old Windebank School on Stave Lake Street, will make its way to Clarke Theatre where a service of remembrance will be held with Last Post, silence, and reveille. Following the service, a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Legion Branch 57 at 32627 Logan Avenue. A social gathering will take place in the lounge after the ceremonies.
More details here.

New Westminster:


Where: The Royal Westminster Regiment, Armouries and at Queens Avenue United Church
When: 9:45 a.m. (doors close to Armouries)
The doors to the Armouries will be closed at 9:45 a.m. Following the ceremonies, there will be a parade to the cenotaph at the front of City Hall where the two minutes of silence will be observed at 11:00 a.m. This will be followed by the wreath laying ceremony and the march past on Royal Avenue.
More details here.

City Hall

Where: New Westminster City Hall
When: 10:25 a.m. (parade assembly), 10:30 a.m. (service begins), 11:00 a.m. (two minutes of silence)
“This years’ service acknowledges and commemorates the experiences and contributions of Indigenous peoples in the wars.” The service will be held at the cenotaph at City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue. Two minutes of silence will be held at 11:00 a.m.
More details here.

North Vancouver:

Veterans Plaza

Where: Veterans Plaza – 3205 Institute Road
When: 10:30 a.m.
More details here.

Deep Cove

Where: Cates Park – Dollarton Highway at Cates Park Road
When: 10:30 a.m.
A ceremony will take place on the water by the beach at Roche Point.
More details here.

Victoria Park

Where: Cenotaph – Victoria Park, East Keith Road and Lonsdale Avenue
When: 9:20 a.m. (parade), 10:30 a.m. (ceremonies)
A parade will make its way from the J.P. Fell Armoury to the cenotaph at Victoria Park, starting at about 9:20 a.m., with the J.P. Fell Pipe Band leading a procession of veterans, cadets, and Canadian Armed Forces personnel. Official ceremonies will take place at the park between around 10:30 until 11:30 a.m.
More details here.

Pitt Meadows:

Where: Cenotaph – Spirit Square
When: 10:30 a.m. (ceremony), 11:00 a.m. (two minutes of silence)
A procession and speeches will take place during the ceremony at the cenotaph at 12007 Harris Road. At 11:00 a.m., attendees will observe two minutes of silence.
More details here.

Port Coquitlam: 

Where: Cenotaph – Veterans Park, Shaughnessy and McAllister
When: 9:30 a.m. (service at Wilson Centre), 10:15 a.m. (parade assembly and march), 11:00 a.m. (ceremony), 11:45 a.m. (reception)
A procession will make its way from the Wilson Centre on Wilson Street to the cenotaph at Veterans Park where a service will be held. Following the ceremony, guests are invited to a reception at the local Legion Branch.
More details here.

Port Moody: 

Where: Port Moody Arts Centre
When: 9:30 a.m. (inter-faith, non-denominational service at Kyle Centre), 10:30 a.m. (parade, ceremony at Port Moody Arts Centre), 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (various events and entertainment)
More details here.


Where: Richmond City Hall – Minoru Boulevard
When: 10:00 a.m. (gathering), 10:20 a.m. (march begins), 11:00 a.m. (ceremony)
Featuring several hundred marchers, the parade will take place at 10:20 a.m. and will be followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the Richmond City Hall cenotaph at 6911 Minoru Boulevard. Attendees are invited back to the Richmond Legion for a light lunch and refreshments following the ceremony.
More details here.



Where: Cloverdale Cenotaph – Surrey Museum, 17710 56A Avenue
When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (ceremony, activities, events)
The museum will be open until 5:00 p.m. Families are invited to take part in a number of activities and events.
More details here.

Cloverdale – Veterans Square

Where: Between Museum of Surrey and Surrey Archives
When: 10:00 a.m. (procession begins), 10:25 a.m. (service)
A procession will take place from the Museum of Surrey and will end at the Cloverdale Cenotaph, where a ceremony will be held.
More details here.

Crescent Beach 

Where: Legion Hall – 2643 128 Street
When: 10:30 a.m. (service)
A service at the Legion hall will be followed by a wreath laying ceremony and a fly past. The service is almost entirely inside.
More details here.

Surrey Centre Cemetery

Where: Surrey Centre Cemetery – 16671 Old McLellan Road
When: 10:45 a.m. (ceremony), 11:00 a.m. (two minutes of silence)
A ceremony to honour veterans — both past and present — will begin at 10:45 a.m., and two minutes of silence will be observed at 11:00 a.m.. A wreath laying ceremony will follow. Poppies and carnations will be available for attendees to place on the graves of more than 500 veterans.
More details here.


Where: Legion, cenotaph
When: 10:00 a.m. (parade assembly), 10:25 a.m. (parade)
A procession will make its way to the cenotaph in Whalley. Refreshments and snacks will be available after the service, and service members and guests will be welcome at the Legion at 13633 Grosvenor Road following the ceremony.
More details here.



Where:  Keefer Street at Columbia Street
When: 12:30 p.m.
More details here

Crab Park

Where: Crab Park – 149 E Waterfront Road
When: 10:45 a.m.
More details here.


Where: Grandview Park – 1657 Charles Street (Charles at Commercial Drive)
When: 10:45 a.m.
More details here.  


Where: Seaforth Peace Park – Burrard at 1st Avenue
When: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Described as a “special, family focused, community event,” the “Let Peace be Their Memorial” is a wreath laying ceremony for overlooked victims of conflict. People are encouraged to wear a white poppy “for a culture of peace,” and to remember all victims of war.
More details here.

Stanley Park – Japanese Canadian War Memorial 

Where: Stanley Park – Japanese Canadian cenotaph
When: 10:40 a.m.
More details here.

Victory Square

Where: Victory Square Cenotaph – West Hastings Street and Cambie Street 
When: 9:45 a.m. (performance, program starts), 10:00 a.m. (veterans led to Victory Square), 10:30 a.m. (cenotaph ceremony starts), 11:00 a.m. (Last Post will be sounded, two minutes of silence, 21-gun salute), parade follows
Vancouver’s largest ceremony and parade take place downtown at Victory Square. It features pipe band performances, Remembrance Day addresses, two minutes of silence, a 21-gun salute, as well as a parade and more.
More details here

West Point Grey

Where: 3679 West Broadway
When: 10:30 a.m. (ceremony)
A service will feature music and a Remembrance Day address. Food, live music, and a performance will follow the ceremony.
More details here.

West Vancouver:

Where: West Vancouver Cenotaph – 20th and Marine Drive 
10:00 a.m.
A parade will begin at the Legion in West Vancouver and make its way down to the cenotaph. A ceremony will be held before light refreshments are served at the Legion on 18th Street.
More details here.

White Rock: 

Where: White Rock Cenotaph
When: 10:00 a.m. (parade)
A parade will begin at 10:15 a.m. from White Rock Elementary School and make its way to the cenotaph, where a wreath laying ceremony will take place at 11:00 a.m., during which time there will also be a fly over. A gathering will take place following the service at the White Rock Legion.
More details here.

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