Richmond’s Remembrance Day ceremonies honours Canadian heroes
04 November 2014
With the recent tragic events involving Canada’s military members in Ontario and Quebec, Remembrance Day highlights why it is important to recognize the dedication and courage of the Canadian Armed Forces. The City of Richmond invites the public to honour all the men and women, past and present, who serve and protect our country at the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies on Tuesday, November 11 at Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road. New this year, the service will be streamed online. To access the live webcast, click on the Remembrance Day information link under the news tab on the home page of www.richmond.ca.
“By taking a day to remember all the people who have served, we recognize everything they have done, and continue to do, to ensure Canadians live in peace,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “We want to show our appreciation and gratitude to these Canadian heroes for the freedom they fought for and achieved for our country.”
The ceremonies will also be simulcast into City Hall Council Chambers. Everyone is welcome inside but space is limited. First seating preference will be given to those who may not be able to stand outside for the duration of the service. To view a recording of the ceremonies after November 11, please visit the Remembrance Day webpage at www.richmond.ca (Discover Richmond > Special Events > Remembrance Day Ceremonies).
A military parade will start marching at 10:20 a.m. from Minoru Park towards the cenotaph, which is located on the east side of City Hall. The parade includes the Royal Canadian Legion, Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Association members, Richmond's permanent Canadian Forces Unit 39 Service Battalion and representation from public safety agencies and cadet organizations.
The official ceremonies at the City Hall cenotaph will begin at 10:40 a.m. There will be two minutes of silence at 11:00 a.m., which will be followed by wreath-laying.
When the service ends, the public is invited to a Remembrance Day reception in the City Hall Galleria. This is a free event where people can warm up with a hot drink and snack, enjoy the sounds of a local choir and view a number of interesting Remembrance Day displays put together by the City of Richmond Archives and the Friends of the Richmond Archives.
Portions of No. 3 Road near City Hall will be closed for approximately two and a half hours to facilitate the event. There will be minimal temporary traffic disruption along Granville Avenue and Minoru Boulevard during the post-ceremony parade.
For more information, please contact the City of Richmond at 604-276-4000.