6 Remembrance Day Ceremonies to attend in Montreal

Nov 8 2017, 6:07 am

As millions of Canadians pay their respects to soldiers past and present, here are six Remembrance Day ceremonies you can attend in Montreal.

Ceremony at Outremont Park

The Remembrance Day ceremony will be held at the cenotaph in Outremont Park and will recall the sacrifices that men and women have made in conflicts and peace missions. In addition to local elected officials, such as Outremont Mayor Marie Cinq-Mars and Senator Diane Bellemare, members of Les Fusiliers Mont Royal and children from the Collège Stanislas choir will participate in the ceremony, organized by the borough.

Where: Outremont Park Cenotaph, Corner of Elmwood and Bloomfield Avenues
When: November 11, 2017
10:45 am

Montreal Remembrance Day Ceremony 

This ceremony will take place at Place du Canada and will honour the fallen with a 21-gun salute with cannons. The event brings together veterans, members of the public, and special guests.

Where: Place du Canada, on the corner of Peel St and  René-Lévesque Blvd.
When: November 11, 2017
10:45 am

Remembrance Day at the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery

The ceremony begins at 11 o’clock with a minute of silence followed by speeches. Several political figures and consular representatives are expected to pay tribute to Quebecers who participated in major world conflicts and peace missions.

Where: Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, 4601 Snow Hill Road Montreal 
When: November 11, 2017.
Time: 11:00 am

McGill University’s MacDonald Campus Ceremony 

For those who have never attended, this is a joint event that brings together Macdonald, John Abbott, and Macdonald High School staff and students, along with invited guests from the Ste-Anne’s Veterans’ Hospital and local dignitaries. Three processions start simultaneously and join together at the War Memorial.

Where: War Memorial, 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue
When: November 9, 2017
Time: 10:15 am

Ceremony at the Montreal West Cenotaph

Montreal West is commemorating Remembrance Day with a march to the Montreal West Cenotaph on November 11.

Where: Montreal West Cenotaph, 50 Westminster South, Montreal West
When: November 11, 2017
Time: 10:30 am

In the Mind’s Eye: Passchendaele and Public Memory

In late October 1917, the Canadian Corps fought to capture the Belgian village of Passchendaele. One hundred years later, the legacy of that battle has come to represent everything that was wrong with the Great War – futility, the arrogance of command, mud, and mass death. Experience the Battle of Passchendaele through the eyes and words of the soldiers who fought in it.

Where: Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater Ave.
When: Until November 27, 2017
Time: Check website for times

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