In recognition of Remembrance Day, honouring the contributions and sacrifices that Canada’s Veterans have made, the City of Vancouver is holding its annual Remembrance Day ceremony and parade at Victory Square on Saturday, November 11.

The Remembrance Day Ceremony and Parade will begin on Saturday at 10:00am at the Victory Square Cenotaph at West Hastings Street and Cambie Street.

Ceremony program

The program begins with a performance by the Vancouver Bach Youth Choir and Sarabande starting at 10:00am.

At 10:10am veterans, military marching units and bands will be led to Victory Square by the Vancouver Flag Party. 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.

At 11:00am the Last Post will be sounded. There will be 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 RCAF 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.

Last modified: November 12, 2017

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