Where to go for Remembrance Day in Greater Victoria?

There will be ceremonies taking place at various locations around the Capital Region, most beginning at 10:55 a.m. on Saturday, November 11.

It’s a day that many reserve for peace and quiet reflection.

This year, Remembrance Day falls on a Saturday. Thousands of people will mark the occasion by attending ceremonies at locations all over Greater Victoria, including the cenotaph located at the foot of Government and Belleville Streets, on the grounds of the BC Legislature.

As a Commonwealth nation, Remembrance Day in Canada commemorates its members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty. They have been memorialized on this date since 1918, signifying the end of the First World War nearly one hundred years ago.

The official national ceremonies are held at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, but in Greater Victoria there are a number of municipalities taking part.

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9 a.m.

  • LANGFORD – Aboriginal Remembrance Day Ceremony, Goldstream Park

10 a.m.

  • COBBLE HILL – Cobble Hill Community Hall, 3550 Watson Avenue. To be followed by a ceremony behind the community hall at the Liberation Park Cenotaph

10:55 a.m.

  • DUNCAN – Charles Hoey Memorial Park, Canada Ave.
  • ESQUIMALT – Memorial Park Cenotaph, 1229 Esquimalt Rd.
  • LANTZVILLE – Lantzville Royal Canadian Legion, 7225 Lantzville Rd.
  • NANAIMO – Cenotaph, 85 Front St.
  • OAK BAY- War Memorial, Beach Drive, Uplands Park
  • PARKSVILLE – Mount Arrowsmith Legion, 146 Hirst Ave.
  • SAANICH – Municipal Hall, 770 Vernon Ave.
  • SIDNEY – Town Hall, 2440 Sidney Ave.
  • SOOKE – Sooke Royal Canadian Legion, 6726 Eustace Rd.
  • VICTORIA – City of Victoria Cenotaph (Legislature Building), 501 Belleville Street AND Ross Bay Cemetery, 1495 Fairfield Rd.
  • WEST SHORE – Veterans Memorial Park located at the intersection of Goldstream Avenue and Veterans Memorial Parkway
  • COLWOOD – Italian Garden at Hatley Castle, Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Rd.
  • METCHOSIN – March from the Metchosin Fire Hall, 4440 Happy Valley Rd., to the St. Mary the Virgin Heritage Church, 4354 Metchosin Rd.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, millions of people around the world will take a moment to remember those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice.

The moment of remembrance begins with the bugling of “Last Post” immediately before 11 a.m., signifying the gun salute and followed by two minutes of silence. Wreaths and poppies are then placed in memory of those no longer with us.

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