2020 Remembrance Day Ceremonies in and around Vancouver

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month we gather to pay our respects to those who have fallen, to those who served, and to those who are serving with our armed forces.

Due to Covid-19 the general public is discouraged from attending the ceremony this year. Most ceremonies are being broadcast live.

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Vancouver Remembrance Day Ceremony – #RememberInPlace

 

On Wednesday, November 11, the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Remembrance Day Committee will host a modified version of their annual Remembrance Day ceremony at Victory Square to honour Canada’s veterans, and to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. More Details

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | TBA

Live Broadcast
Victory Square will be closed to the public.

See Holiday hours for City Hall and recreation facilities

UBC Virtual Remembrance Day Ceremony

This year, 2020 will mark sixty-nine years that The University of British Columbia has hosted a Remembrance Day ceremony. This special ceremony is an opportunity for faculty, staff, students and members of the on and off-campus community to honour and remember all those who served in times of war, military conflict and peace.

The Remembrance Day Ceremony will include short readings, remarks from special guests and musical performances by the UBC’s School of Music. More Details

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 10:45 AM

Online: Watch the livestream here

Canadian War Museum Remembrance Day Ceremony

The Canadian War Museum invites Canadians from across the country and around the world to participate in one of the most moving Remembrance Day ceremonies in Canada. On November 11, at exactly 11 a.m. (EST), sunlight enters through a single window in Memorial Hall, illuminating the headstone of Canada’s Unknown Soldier. To allow as many Canadians as possible to experience this event, it will be streamed live on the War Museum’s website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed. Details

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 7:40 AM

Online on War Museum’s website, Facebook page, and Twitter

Notinikew (Going to War) – a Program of Remembrance

A Choral Perspective of Canada’s Indigenous Veterans. TMC welcomes guest curator Andrew Balfour for this program. Andrew, TMC conductor Simon Rivard, and Elder Dr. Duke Redbird will present a program that reflects on Indigenous experience through choral music, poetry and dance.

Details

Wednesday, November 11 | 5:00 PM

Online

WW75 – Women of the War

To mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War 2, Little Chamber Music and the Bach Choir present WW75 – A Waltz for Choir and Brass, a work to honour 75 enlisted women who died during their service.

More Details

Wednesday, November 11 | 10:45 AM

Online

Virtual Remembrance Day Ceremony Abbotsford

 

Due to the current Public Health Order for public gatherings, which restricts events to be hosted for a maximum of 50 people, the Abbotsford Legion’s Remembrance Day Ceremony will be virtual for 2020. A small invite only event will be held at Thunderbird Square on November 11th at 10:30am. The Abbotsford Legion and City of Abbotsford would like to encourage our community to honour our veterans and respect their health through watching the ceremony online, wearing a poppy, and placing a poppy in their window. Wreaths will be available for sale (contactless) and will be placed on November 11, at the ceremony, by a selected few members of the Legion. Details

Wednesday, November 11 | 10:30 AM

City of Abbotsford’s Youtube channel

Remembrance Day Ceremony Burnaby

Our veterans fought for freedom. This year, take a moment to pause, reflect and remember by honouring their sacrifice by staying home. On November 11, remember in place by observing a moment of silence at 11 am from your own home. Details

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 11:00 AM
2 minutes of silence | 11:00 AM

Wherever you are

Learn more about how Burnaby remembers our veterans and fallen heroes at burnaby.ca/remembers

Remembrance Day Ceremony Coquitlam

To mark Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, Coquitlam will lower the flags at City Hall on Nov. 11 but hold no formal event. In recognition of the achievements and sacrifices of those who have served our nation in times of war and military conflict, the City is encouraging residents to show their respect for veterans in other ways this year. Details

November 1 to 11, 2020

Remembrance Day CeremonyDelta

 
The City of Delta will be providing a virtual pre-recorded commemoration on Wednesday, November 11 and will observe two minutes of silence amongst staff and patrons at all Delta facilities at 11am. Details

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 11:00 AM

Virtual

Remembrance Day Ceremony Langley

Langley City will not be holding a public ceremony for Remembrance Day 2020 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and the subsequent Provincial Public Health Order for Gatherings and Events. In place of the traditional live ceremony, Langley City is producing a pre-recorded rendition of the Remembrance Day Ceremony that will be shared with our community on November 11, 2020. Details

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Virtual

Remembrance Day Ceremony Maple Ridge

Remembrance Day 2020 will look different than in past years. The Royal Canadian Legion office is asking spectators to watch online ceremonies and to remember in place (from home).

Maple Ridge Legion Branch #88 is developing an online, livestream presentation in place of our in-person parade and gathering in Memorial Peace Park. The broadcasted commemoration from Maple Ridge will be much smaller, with invited guests only. Details

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 10:45 AM

Virtual

Remembrance Day Ceremony New Westminster

 

In partnership with the New Westminster Royal Canadian Legion, The Royal Westminster Regiment and other community organizations, Remembrance Day for 2020 has been re-imagined to meet COVID-19 safety requirements and to provide the community with a safe way of honouring our veterans and their sacrifices. Details

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 10:30 AM
2 minutes of silence | 11:00 AM

Online & TELUS Optik channel 710

Remembrance Day Public Skating

Moody Park Arena will be hosting three public skating sessions in the afternoon of Remembrance Day. All ages are welcome. Details

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM & 6:30 PM

Moody Park Arena

Advanced booking is required.

Remembrance Day Ceremony Pitt Meadows

Due to Public Health Officer restrictions on gatherings, the City will not host a public Remembrance Day ceremony this year. A ceremony will be live streamed on the City’s Facebook page on November 11 beginning at 10:45 a.m. Details

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 10:45 AM

Virtual

Remembrance Day at Port Coquitlam

 

We are encouraging residents to honour war veterans safely from their homes and businesses this Remembrance Day, November 11, 2020, in order to keep veterans and the community safe. Details

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

At Home

Remembrance Day Ceremony Port Moody

Due to COVID-19, Port Moody Legion Branch #119 has modified their annual Remembrance Day event. The public is welcome to stop by the cairn in front of the Port Moody Arts Centre anytime to pay their respects. We encourage you to keep your distance from others and wear a face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Details

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The cairn in front of the Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody

Remembrance Day Ceremony Richmond

This Remembrance Day, members of the public are encouraged to participate virtually in the online service to honour the individuals who gave their lives to serve and protect Canada.

Please refrain from gathering at City Hall this year – instead, Remember In Place from wherever you are at 11:00am. An online ceremony will be broadcast on this webpage starting shortly after 10:30am on Wednesday, November 11. Details

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 10:30 AM

Online

Virtual Surrey Remembers Ceremony

 

The annual ceremony at the cenotaph in Cloverdale will take place virtually this year. Tune in to Facebook Live to pay your respects. Details

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Online

Remembrance Day West Vancouver

This year, on November 11, a public Remembrance Day ceremony will not be held in West Vancouver due to the pandemic. It’s important for all of us to find safe ways to honour the courage of Canadians who fought to defend our way of life and the freedoms that we enjoy today. Details

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
2 minutes of silence | 11:00 AM

At Home

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