Vancity Buzz may be a politically incorrect blog most of the time but we respect those who have served for this great country of ours. To our fallen and fighting soldiers: we salute you, and will never forget the sacrifices you have made for our freedom.
Here are some events taking place in BC to commemorate our soldiers:
City of Vancouver, 10:30 a.m.
The City of Vancouver will hold its Remembrance Day ceremony at the Victory Square Cenotaph on West Hastings Street (between Cambie and Hamilton streets). At 10:10 a.m., the Vancouver Bach Youth Choir will perform, followed by a parade of veterans, former service personnel, and members of the Canadian Forces. Weather permitting, there will be a fly-past by an Aurora aircraft and small planes from the Recreational Aircraft Association and Western Warbirds.
Weather permitting, eight planes manned by the Fraser Blues formation flying team will be over cenotaphs around the Lower Mainland. Look to the skies for them in Chilliwack at 10:40 a.m.; Aldergrove at 10:54 a.m.; Fort Langley at 11 a.m.; Langley at 11:06 a.m.; Port Kells at 11:11 a.m.; and Cloverdale at 11:16 a.m.
New Westminster ceremony, 10 a.m.
B.C. Lt.-Gov. Iona Campagnolo presents the memorial address at New Westminster’s Remembrance Day ceremony. The event takes place at the Royal Westminster Regiment Armouries at 530 Queens Avenue (overflow seating at the Queens Avenue United Church). After the ceremony there will be a parade to the cenotaph in front of City Hall for a wreath-laying followed by two minutes of silence.
Surrey Cenotaph, 10 a.m.
The new Surrey First World War Cenotaph statue will be unveiled, performed by government representatives, veterans and students. The ceremony starts at the Surrey Learning & Discovery Centre , 17710 – 56A Avenue.
Orpheum Theatre, 1:45 p.m.
A number of musicians, including Dal Richards and Shari Ulrich, will perform at a Remembrance Day concert at the Orpheum Theatre. The Vancouver Bach Youth Choir, Vancouver Naval Veterans Band and the Band of the 15th Field Artillery will also take the stage. The will provide pre-show entertainment, starting at 1:45 p.m., with the concert beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Delta ceremonies, 11 a.m
Delta has two ceremonies: one at the cenotaph in Memorial Park at 47th Ave. and Garry Street in Ladner (just before 11 a.m.) and another at the North Delta Social Heart Plaza at 11415 84th Avenue at (3 p.m.).
Richmond remembers, 10:40 a.m.
Richmond will have a Remembrance Day ceremony at the City Hall Cenotaph (6911 No. 3 Road), a Remembrance Day parade and a colour party with the Royal Canadian Legion veterans, and cadets.
Port Moody ceremony, 10 a.m., guns at 11 a.m.
The Remembrance Day ceremony takes place at the Royal Canadian Legion in Port Moody, as the re-enactment group The Seymour Artillery Company fires the “Minute Guns” funeral salute from muzzle-loading cannons.
Taken from Vancouver.com.