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Remembrance Day services in Metro Vancouver for 2019

Remembrance Day 2017
A portrait is held aloft during Remembrance Day in 2017.

On Monday, November 11th, 2019, communities throughout Metro Vancouver will hold ceremonies to honour the men and women who have served (and continue to serve) and have given their lives for Canada for Remembrance Day. The weather is expected to be wet, so dress appropriately. Remember to wear your poppy in honour of Canada’s veterans.

CTV Vancouver (channel 4 on Shaw, channel 101 on Telus) will broadcast the service from Vancouver’s Victory Square live at 10:30 am PST.

  • Vancouver – Ceremony and Parade at Victory Square (West Hastings Street between Cambie and Hamilton streets). Starts at 10:00 am PST.
  • Burnaby – Remembrance Day Ceremony at North Burnaby Cenotaph in Confederation Park (Willingdon Avenue and Penzance Drive). Starts at 10:40 am PST, followed by the ceremony at 11:00 am PST.
  • Burnaby – Remembrance Day Ceremony at South Burnaby Cenotaph in Bonsor Park (Imperial Street and Nelson Avenue). Parade starts at 10:15 am PST, followed by the ceremony at 11:00 am PST.
  • Surrey – Ceremony at Cloverdale Cenotaph at the Surrey Museum and Surrey Archives (17710 – 56A Avenue). Starts at 9:30 am PST.
  • New Westminster – Ceremony at the Cenotaph in front of New Westminster City Hall (511 Royal Avenue). Starts at 10:30 am PST.
  • Richmond – Ceremony and Parade at Richmond City Hall (6911 No. 3 Road). Parade leaves Minoru Park at 10:20 am PST followed by the ceremony at 10:40 am PST.
  • Delta – Ceremony at North Delta Social Heart Plaza (11415 84th Avenue). Starts at 10:40 am PST.
  • Delta – Parade and Ceremony at Ladner Memorial Park (5010 47th Avenue). Parade starts at 10:15 am PST followed by the ceremony at 10:45 am PST.
  • North Vancouver – Service and Parade at the North Vancouver Cenotaph (100 East Keith Road). Parade starts at 9:20 am PST, with the service at 10:45 am PST.
  • White Rock – Remembrance Day ceremony and parade at the White Rock City Hall Cenotaph. Parade begins at 10:30 am PST from Johnston Road at Roper Avenue.
  • Port Moody – Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony at 2425 St Johns Street. Parade and ceremony starts at 10:30 am PST; other events continue in the afternoon.

Canada Day events for 2017

Canada Day at Canada Place
Celebrate 150 years of Canada this Saturday!

Canada turns 150 years old this Saturday, July 1st and it’s time to come out and party! With so many things going on this weekend, it’s hard to choose, but don’t despair — There’s an entire weekend to have fun with food, parades, music, festivals and yes, fireworks! Bonne fête Canada!

 

Canada Day events for 2016

A Canadian Forces exhibit at Canada Place in 2015
A Canadian Forces exhibit at Canada Place in 2015

Come and celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday with events all around the Lower Mainland on Friday, July 1st. There are plenty of activities the whole family can enjoy: from parades, live music, food to nighttime fireworks displays. Don’t forget to check your local community calendar for any festivities not included in the list below.

Remembrance Day 2015 Ceremonies

On Wednesday, November 11th, communities around Metro Vancouver will be holding ceremonies to honour the men and women who serve and have given their lives for Canada.

The Veterans Affairs Canada Calendar of Events web site has a searchable listing of additional events and memorials recognizing the sacrifices Canadians have made.

  • Vancouver – Ceremony and Parade at Victory Square (West Hastings Street between Cambie and Hamilton streets). Starts at 9:45 am PST.
  • Burnaby – Remembrance Day Ceremony at North Burnaby Cenotaph in Confederation Park (Willingdon Avenue and Penzance Drive). Starts at 10:30 am PST, followed by the ceremony at 11:00 am PST.
  • Burnaby – Remembrance Day Ceremony at South Burnaby Cenotaph in Bonsor Park (Imperial Street and Nelson Avenue). Parade starts at 10:30 am PST, followed by the ceremony at 11:00 am PST.
  • New Westminster – Ceremony at the Cenotaph in front of New Westminster City Hall (511 Royal Avenue). Starts at 10:30 am PST.
  • Delta – Parade and Ceremony at Ladner Memorial Park (5010 47th Avenue). Parade starts at 10:15 am PST followed by the ceremony at 10:45 am PST.
  • Delta – Ceremony at North Delta Social Heart Plaza (11415 84th Avenue). Starts at 10:40 am PST.
  • Surrey – Ceremony at Cloverdale Cenotaph at the Surrey Museum and Surrey Archives (17710 – 56A Avenue). Starts at 9:30 am PST.
  • Richmond – Ceremony and Parade at Richmond City Hall (6911 No. 3 Road). Parade leaves Minoru Park at 10:20 am PST followed by the ceremony at 10:40 am PST.
  • Coquitlam – A Remembrance Day service will be held at the Como Lake Middle School Auditorium (1121 King Albert Avenue) beginning at 9:30 am PST, followed by a parade from the Como Lake Middle School to the Cenotaph at 10:00 am PST and concluding with services at the Cenotaph in Blue Mountain Park (975 King Albert Avenue).
  • North Vancouver – The JP Fells Pipe Band will march from the Armories on 15th and Forbes Avenue at 9:30 am PST towards the Cenotaph at Victoria Park (100 East Keith Road) for the ceremony starting 10:30 am PST.
  • White Rock – A parade will start at 9:30 am PST leading to the wreath-laying ceremony at the White Rock Cenotaph (15322 Buena Vista Avenue).

The Blood Moon

Super Moon
The moon rises over a crane in North Vancouver.

A unique cosmic event occurred on Sunday evening – a super moon combined with a lunar eclipse creating a rare red moon. While red moons are perceived to be harbingers of cataclysm or creation of alternate dimensions, they’re perfect for a few hours of picture-taking.

Hunkered down on the promenade outside the Lonsdale Quay Market in North Vancouver, a friend an I did just that, snapping away on our cameras for few extended exposures. I regret not bringing the good tripod as I later noticed many of my photos had some movement in them which destroyed the delicate details of the lunar surface.

I still managed to come away with a few good images; so here they are.

Canada Day events for 2015

Crowds enjoying the festivities during Canada Day at Canada Place in downtown Vancouver.
Crowds enjoying the festivities during Canada Day at Canada Place in downtown Vancouver.

Celebrate Canada’s 148th birthday with events all around the Lower Mainland this July 1st. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of our national flag, the red and white maple leaf. There will be plenty of things to do for the whole family including parades, live music, food and fireworks displays. Don’t forget to check your local community calendar for any that may not be on the list.

Canada Day events 2014

Happy 147th Birthday, Canada!
Happy 147th Birthday, Canada!

Since July 1st falls on a Tuesday, that won’t stop communities around the Lower Mainland throwing parties for Canada’s birthday. A list of events throughout Metro Vancouver can be found below. Many locations will have live music, food, cultural exhibits and performances, rides, and of course fireworks! Don’t forget to check your local community calendar for any that may not be on the list.

Remembrance Day in Metro Vancouver

Veterans during the 2013 Chinese New Years Parade
Veterans during the 2013 Chinese New Years Parade

This Monday, November 11th, there will be a number of ceremonies around Metro Vancouver to honour those who have served and continue to serve Canada. You can show your support through by wearing a red poppy from donation stands and veterans groups throughout the region.

For a list of events in your community, visit the Veterans Affairs Canada web site.

  • Burnaby – Remembrance Day Ceremony (Nelson Avenue and Imperial Street) at 10:30 am PST
  • Ladner – Remembrance Day Ceremony at Memorial Park (Garry Street and 47th Avenue) at 10:30 am PST
  • New Westminster – Remembrance Day Ceremonies at The Royal Westminster Regiment Armouries (530 Queens Avenue) at 9:30 am PST
  • North Delta – Remembrance Day Public Ceremony (11415 84th Avenue) at 10:30 am PST
  • North Vancouver – Remembrance Day Parade from the Victoria Park Cenotaph (Lonsdale Avenue and Keith Road East) at 10:30 am PST
  • Richmond – Remembrance Day Parade from Minoru Park to the City Hall Cenotaph (6911 No. 3 Road) at 10:20 am PST
  • Surrey – Surrey Remembers at the Surrey Museum (17710 56A Avenue) at 9:30 am PST
  • Vancouver – Service at Victory Square (Cambie Street and Hastings Street) at 10:00 am PST
  • Vancouver – Remembrance Day in Chinatown (Keefer Street and Columbia Street) at 12:30 pm PST

Lest we forget.

Canada Day events 2013

HMCS Vancouver
HMCS Vancouver docked at Canada Place for Canada Day

This Monday, July 1st, don your best red and white apparel to celebrate Canada’s 146th birthday! Many locations around Metro Vancouver are hosting parties in honour of our nation, and below are a handful of confirmed events. Come out and join your fellow Canadians for a slice of cake, live entertainment, cultural demonstrations, and fireworks!

This is just a small list of everything that’s planned for this long weekend, so be sure to consult your local community calendar for an event nearest you.

Canada Day events 2012

O Canada
O Canada carved into the pavement at Canada Place

There’s only a few weeks before Canada’s 145th birthday! Canada Day falls on a Sunday this year and with plenty of events throughout the Lower Mainland, it should be a great day to celebrate.

  • Canada Day at Canada Place – Canada Place, Vancouver from 10:00 am – 11:00 pm PDT
    Parades, concerts, Canadian Forces displays, a citizenship ceremony and fireworks in Burrard Inlet.
  • Canada Day – Granville Island during market hours; 9:00 am – 7:00 pm PDT
    Live music and other family-friendly activities.
  • North Vancouver Canada Day Celebrations – Waterfront Park, North Vancouver from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm PDT
    Parades, family-friendly activities, music and more.
  • Steveston Salmon Festival – Steveston, Richmond from 6:30 am – 5:00 pm PDT
    Pancake breakfast, parades, salmon barbecue, cultural displays and carnival rides.
  • Canada Day – Castle Park, Port Coquitlam from 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm PDT
    Cake, music, cultural bazaar and show case, along with fireworks.

This is just a small list of everything that’s planned for the long weekend, so be sure to consult your local community calendar for an event nearest you.