Family Fun Vancouver pays our respects to the men and women who have so generously given to our country. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, almost all of the Remembrance Day ceremonies are not permitting the general public to attend. Instead everyone is being asked to #RememberInPlace

Poppy donations are the primary fundraiser for the majority of the Legions across the country. Please consider making a donation and wearing your red poppy on November 11.

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Abbotsford:

The Abbotsford Legion and City of Abbotsford would like to encourage our community to honour our veterans and respect their health by watching the ceremony online, wearing a poppy, and placing a poppy in their window.
Date: November 11, 2021
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Live Stream: abbotsford.ca/remembrancelive

Chilliwack:

Remember in place this year. Due to current provincial health guidelines, there will be no formal processions in Chilliwack, and the City respectfully asks that you help keep our veterans safe by staying home and watching a virtual ceremony this year.

Please help us honour our veterans by keeping them safe:

  • Watch a live-streamed ceremony with your household.
  • Print a picture of a poppy and place it in your window.
  • Participate in a moment of silence at home.
  • Purchase and wear a poppy.
  • Allow our Legion members to conduct their ceremonies safely. If you would like to visit the cenotaphs, please do so in the afternoon, and avoid gatherings.

Coquitlam:

Coquitlam’s traditional Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11 – which typically attracts thousands to the Blue Mountain Park cenotaph – will not take place this year in order to protect public health and comply with the Provincial Health Order banning gatherings of more than 50 people.

To mark Remembrance Day Coquitlam will lower the flags at City Hall and at Blue Mountain Park 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.

  • Poppy Painting Along Veteran’s Way: Stop by Blue Mountain Park (975 King Albert Ave.) to paint a poppy on the grass along Veteran’s Way as part of a temporary display. View the schedule.
  •  Messages of Remembrance: Write a message of remembrance and tie it to a tree with yellow ribbon along Veteran’s Way in Blue Mountain Park. The messages will be kept on the trees until Nov. 18 at which point they are transcribed and forwarded to Canadian veteran groups. Can’t be with us in person? Email your message to the Park Spark team. It will be transcribed and we’ll tie it to a tree for you.
  • Place your poppy: Join in this campaign to display poppy images throughout the community to show gratitude for veterans, similar to the Hearts for Healthcare campaign. Download a Printable Poppy Poster (PDF) to place on your window or somewhere visible to others.
  • Get Social: How will you be honouring veterans? Let us know by tagging #CoquitlamRemembers on social media. 

Langley:

City of Langley

Langley City will not be holding a public ceremony for Remembrance Day 2021 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 the community on November 11, 2021.

Township of Langley

Remembrance Day ceremonies are held throughout the Township each year, but this year they will look quite different due to COVID-19. In-person attendance at ceremonies is not permitted this year, except for those who are required to conduct the ceremony, but the Township of Langley Council encourages residents to watch the ceremonies live online.

Aldergrove Legion
Presented by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 265 at the Aldergrove Legion Cenotaph. In-person attendance is not permitted, but residents are encouraged to view the live ceremony at www.facebook.com/aldergrovelegion.

Fort Langley Cenotaph
Presented by the Fort Langley Remembrance Day Committee and the Fort Langley Lions Club at the Fort Langley Cenotaph. There is an in-person event planned for veterans and participants, the general public is asked not to attend but rather watch online here: www.fortlangleyremembers.com.

Murrayville
Presented by the Murrayville Cenotaph Remembrance Day Ceremony Organizing Committee at the Murrayville Cenotaph. In-person attendance is not permitted, but residents are encouraged to view the live ceremony at www.MurrayvilleRemembranceDay.ca.

Maple Ridge:

Remembrance Day 2021 will continue to be #RememberInPlace. The Royal Canadian Legion office is asking spectators to watch online ceremonies and to remember in place (from home). You can learn more about Maple Ridge’s Remembrance Day plans here.

New Westminster:

New Westminster’s Remembrance Day ceremony will feature many of its traditional elements – minus the crowds – in 2021. A virtual event will be live-streamed on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

The ceremony will include opening remarks from Mayor Jonathan Cote, a memorial address and two minutes of silence. The Royal Westminster Regiment Band will play The Last Post, two pipers will play Lament and students from a local school will recite In Flanders Fields. The singing of O Canada and God Save the Queen will be pre-recorded, as will the poetry reading.

While most of the components from the live ceremony are included in this year’s event, the parade from the regiment to the cenotaph in front of city hall won’t take place.

The Royal Canadian Legion, which raises funds through its annual poppy and wreath sales, has had to find new ways to get those items to the public. Wreaths are still available, but a group of youth has been designated to place youths at the cenotaph. Traditionally the individual who purchases the wreath lays it at the cenotaph. However, this year there are six youth ambassadors who will be placing the wreaths on behalf of the purchasers. Anyone wishing to buy a wreath for the virtual ceremony can contact 604-524-1151 or rc12@shawcable.com.

COVID-19 has also impacted the local Legion’s annual poppy sales, which are often supported by cadets who sell poppies at location

View live at 10:30 am or later at a time convenient to you:

  • the City of New Westminster’s YouTube or Facebook page
  • TELUS Optik channel 710 if you are a TELUS customer.

Even though there is no public gathering this year, this virtual ceremony will continue an important tradition to honour our veterans and their sacrifices. The virtual ceremony will feature:

  • poetry readings
  • a memorial address
  • two minutes of silence and the wreath ceremony
  • Music components will be provided by the Royal Westminster Regiment Band, the Dawco Triumph Street Pipe Band and Elizabeth Irving.

Pitt Meadows:

Due to Public Health Officer restrictions on gatherings, the City of Pitt Meadows will not host a public Remembrance Day ceremony this year. Residents are invited to find safe ways to honour the day from home.

Poppies will be available to purchase by donation from Pitt Meadows City Hall starting November 1. Poppies are worn as a tribute to our veterans with all money raised from their sale to help local veterans and their families.

2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Remembrance Poppy in Canada. Check out this video created by the Legion to learn more about the history of the poppy.

If you’d like to lay a wreath at the cenotaph on Remembrance Day, please make sure that it’s picked up before dusk on November 11th.

Port Moody:

There are no public ceremonies planned in Port Moody for Remembrance Day in 2021. Please check the Port Moody Legion’s website for updates.

From the last Friday in October to Remembrance Day, millions of Canadians wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to never forget those who sacrificed for our freedom. Legions invite everyone across the country to show their recognition by proudly wearing this symbol of Remembrance and taking a moment to reflect.

You can show your support by printing and cutting out the Tri-Cities Remember poppy and displaying it in your window.

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. An online ceremony will be broadcast starting shortly after 10:30am on Wednesday, November 11.

Display this poster in your home and talk about what Remembrance Day means to you and our community. Honour and remember your friends, family and fellow citizens who have served or are serving. Thank those who are living for their service.

Surrey:

A small group from the Cloverdale Legion will lay wreaths in an intimate ceremony to commemorate the day. In the interest of COVID-19 safety, the public is not invited to gather at Veterans Square. Instead, we invite you to pay your respects by watching the small, live event on Facebook; it will be aired on both:

The Heritage Surrey Facebook page, and the City of Surrey Facebook page.

Vancouver:

A modified version of Vancouver’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, November 11, to honour Canada’s veterans and to mark the 76th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Remembrance Day Committee are reminding the public to honour Canada’s veterans by watching this year’s ceremony safely from home. The event will be livestreamed on the City of Vancouver’s Facebook page.