Ceremonies are taking place across Greater Victoria on Sunday to mark Remembrance Day, including the largest, which will be held at the cenotaph in downtown Victoria at the legislative grounds. (Black Press file photo)

Remembrance Day ceremonies taking place across Greater Victoria

Most ceremonies start at 10:50 on Sunday, Nov. 11

Remembrance Day is this Sunday and thousands of residents across Greater Victoria will mark the occasion by attending local ceremonies.

It’s a tradition that started 100 years ago. As a Commonwealth nation, Remembrance Day in Canada commemorates its members of the armed forces who served their country and those who have died in the line of duty. They have been memorialized on this date since 1918, signifying the end of the First World War.

Remembrance Day ceremonies in Greater Victoria:

9 a.m.

• Aboriginal Remembrance Day ceremony, Goldstream Provincial Park, Langford

9:10 a.m.

• Veterans Cemetery, God’s Acre, Esquimalt

10 a.m.

• Afghanistan Memorial, 847-887 Courtney St., Victoria

10:30 a.m.

• Royal Roads University’s Italian Garden, 2005 Sooke Rd., Colwood

• Pioneer Park, 1209 Clarke Rd. (new location and cenotaph), Central Saanich

10:45 a.m.

• March from the Metchosin Fire Hall to Saint Mary the Virgin Heritage Church, 4354 Metchosin Rd.

10:55 a.m.

• City of Victoria Cenotaph, legislative assembly grounds, 501 Belleville St.

• Esquimalt Memorial Park Cenotaph, 1229 Esquimalt Rd.

• Ross Bay Cemetery, 1494 Fairfield Rd., Victoria

• Oak Bay Cenotaph, War Memorial, Uplands Park, Beach Drive

• Saanich Municipal Hall, 770 Vernon Ave.

• Sidney Cenotaph at Town Hall, corner of Sidney Avenue and 3rd Street

• West Shore Cenotaph, Veterans Memorial Park, Goldstream Avenue at Veterans Memorial Parkway

• Sooke Royal Canadian Legion, 6726 Eustace Rd.

Organizers ask attendees to arrive early. Some roads will be temporarily closed to accommodate parade routes and crowds attending ceremonies.

READ MORE: Fort Rodd Hill to mark Remembrance Day with two unique events

Related Events:

A Royal Canadian Legion initiative, Bells of Peace is taking place across Canada.

Starting in Newfoundland at sunset, a bell will ring 100 times to replicate the moment when church bells tolled throughout Europe to mark the end of the war, and will sound across the provinces, finishing at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites in Colwood at 4:39 p.m.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

MISSING: Victoria woman Teci London

Victoria Police are looking for a 41-year old woman last seen on April 16

BC Ferries to pilot selling beer and wine on select routes

Drinks from select B.C. breweries and VQA wineries to be sold on Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen route

Four Grizzlies players named for NHL draft

Newhook slated to be pick number 13 overall

Another busy day for BC Ferry passengers

First sailings to and from Swartz Bay full or nearly full

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria receives $2.8M Anthony Thorn donation

Victoria News article inspires hefty donation for gallery expansion

POLL: How often does your family use BC Ferries?

Navigating the lineups for BC Ferries is a way of life for… Continue reading

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of April 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Contaminated soil to stay at contentious Shawnigan Lake site?

Reaction: “The community would lose their minds if this plan proceeds.”

4 victims killed in Penticton shooting spree remembered at vigil

John Brittain, 68, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder

B.C. awaits Kenney’s ‘turn off taps,’ threat; Quebec rejects Alberta pipelines

B.C. Premier John Horgan said he spoke with Kenney Wednesday and the tone was cordial

Snowbirds arrive on Vancouver Island for annual spring training

VIDEO: Acrobatic air team back in Comox for annual spring training

Vancouver Island restaurant among Canada’s most sustainable eateries

Locals in Courtenay only B.C. or small city establishment to make the top six list

Federal government extends deadline to make Trans Mountain decision to June 18

The National Energy Board endorsed an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline on Feb. 22

Most Read