REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONIES
All members of the public are invited to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies around the Lower Mainland on Friday.
• Victory Square, Cambie Street at Hastings Street, 10:30 a.m.
• Chinatown Memorial Square, Keefer Street at Columbia Street, 12:30 p.m.
• South Memorial Park. 41st Avenue at Windsor Street, 10 a.m.
• Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Place, 8 a.m.
• UBC War Memorial Gym, 6081 University Boulevard, 10 a.m.
• North Vancouver Cenotaph, 1200 Lonsdale, North Vancouver, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
• Richmond Public Library, 100 – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, 11 a.m.
• Ladner Memorial Park Cenotaph, 47th Avenue at Garry Street, Ladner, 10:20 a.m. parade, 10:45 a.m. ceremony
• North Delta Social Heart Plaza, 11415 – 84th Avenue, North Delta, 10:40 a.m.
• Surrey Cenotaph, 17710 – 56A Street, Surrey, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
• Dasmesh Darbar Gurudwara, 12885 - 85th Avenue, 9 a.m. – 12 noon Saturday.
The list from the Vancouver Sun:
Friday is the day set aside for Canadians to remember the contribution and sacrifice of Canadian soldiers, sailors and aircrews who served in the armed forces in past and recent conflicts.
There will be ceremonies at hundreds of sites across British Columbia to mark the occasion. The following is a list of those that can be found in Metro Vancouver.
The first ceremony will take place at 8 a.m. at the Vancouver Cauldron located at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place.
The cauldron will be lit as a Canadian flag is handed from a Korean War veteran to a soldier who served in Afghanistan — symbolic of the line in the poem In Flanders Fields, "... to you from failing hands we throw the torch ..."
An honour guard from 39 Brigade Group and HMCS Discovery will attend along with a Royal Canadian Legion colour party and RCMP sentries. Last post will be sounded and the Lament will be piped.
The cauldron will be extinguished at 11:02 a.m. to coincide with the end of the two-minute silence at the main Remembrance Day ceremony at Victory Square.
VICTORY SQUARE: Traditionally the largest celebration in the city will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Victory Square, Cambie Street at Hastings.
CHINATOWN: 12:30 p.m. at Chinatown Memorial Square, Keefer Street at Columbia Street. The statue in Memorial Square recognizes Chinese that helped change Canadian history. Chinese Canadian veterans who came back from the Second World War helped gain their community Canadian citizenship and the right to vote.
SOUTH MEMORIAL CENOTAPH SQUARE: 10 a.m., South Memorial Park, 41st Avenue at Windsor Street. The parade will make its way from John Oliver School to South Memorial Park Cenotaph for the ceremony.
University of British Columbia: 10 a.m. at the War Memorial Gym, 6081 University Blvd.
Parade begins at 10:30 a.m., at the North Vancouver Cenotaph, 1200 Lonsdale. Open House to follow at the 6 Engineer Squadron.
10:50 a.m. parade leaves from 18th Street and Marine Drive. Service to be held at 11 a.m. at Memorial Arch.
LADNER: 10:20 a.m. parade and ceremony at Ladner Memorial Park Cenotaph, 47th Avenue at Garry Street.
NORTH DELTA: 10:40 a.m. at 11415-84th Ave., Delta.
10:40 a.m. at the cenotaph at Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Rd., Following the ceremony a parade will go from city hall along Granville Ave., to the Richmond School Board offices where veteran William Laboucane will review the parade from a viewing stand.
9:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. at Surrey Cenotaph, 17710-56A St. Take part in the Remembrance Day ceremony and later visit the Surrey Museum for refreshments, chats with veterans, films, crafts and more.
NORTH BURNABY: Confederation Park Cenotaph. Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. from the Safeway parking lot at 4440 Hastings St.
SOUTH BURNABY; 10:30 a.m. Bonsor Park Cenotaph, Imperial and Nelson. Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. from Legion 83 on Grimmer Street. Ceremony at the cenotaph starts at 10:45 a.m.
10 a.m. Royal Westminster Regiment Armoury. Participants should assemble there at 9:30 a.m. Overflow seating at Queens Avenue United Church. Following the ceremony there will be a parade to the City Hall Cenotaph for the two minute's silence at 11 a.m.
10 a.m. outside the Port Moody Legion, 2513 Clarke St. The service will be followed by a parade to the cenotaph at 10:25 a.m. where a 21-gun salute will take place.
9:30 a.m. service at the Wilson Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave. Following this there will be a parade to the cenotaph at Veteran's Park in front of city hall where a ceremony will be held at 11 a.m.
10 a.m. service at the Como Lake middle school auditorium, 1121 Albert Ave. There will be a parade to the cenotaph on Veteran's Way at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Act of Remembrance at 11 a.m.
10:25 a.m. parade forms at Legion Branch 21, 20570-56th Ave., and will march to the new Douglas Park Cenotaph for an 11 a.m. ceremony.
10:25 a.m. parade forms at the Fields Store on 272nd Street and will march down Fraser Highway to the cenotaph at Legion Branch 265, 26607 Fraser Hwy., where the ceremony will take place.
10:30 a.m. parade from the Legion to the cenotaph in Memorial Peace Park for the ceremony which begins at 11 a.m.
Edited by Wetcoaster, 10 November 2011 - 03:54 PM.