Remembrance Day 2021: What’s happening in Metro Vancouver?
Remembrance Day is today, and while some events are still being held, most cities are encouraging people to watch the ceremonies virtually because of COVID-19.
Here is a look at what is happening on Thursday in Metro Vancouver.
Vancouver’s Chinatown is also holding a Remembrance Day ceremony to honour Canada’s wartime sacrifices, especially the contributions of Chinese-Canadian veterans.
The in-person event, organized by the Chinese-Canadian community in Vancouver, will be held outdoors at the Chinatown Memorial Square (Keefer Street and Columbia Street) at 12 p.m.
UBC’s Ceremony for Remembrance Day will happen on Thursday at the War Memorial Gymnasium at 6081 University Blvd. Doors open at 10 a.m. This year will mark 71 years that UBC has hosted a Remembrance Day ceremony.
And in East Vancouver, Mountain View Cemetery and Little Chamber Music are holding a special day of remembrance and music at the Celebration Hall at 5455 Fraser Street on Nov. 11. The Allegra Chamber Orchestra will perform at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m., while the Homegoing Brass Band will present Remembering the Never Fails, a tribute to the band of the Nova Scotia Highlanders. Performances are free.