Remembrance Day

The Royal Canadian Legion is doing what was once the unthinkable: Discouraging people from attending Remembrance Day ceremonies in person this year. The 2019 National Silver Cross Mother, Reine Samson Dawe, middle left, and Governor General Julie Payette, middle left, watched the parade during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Remembrance Day planners scrambling as COVID-19 upends traditional ceremonies

Legion branches are scrambling to plan stripped-down versions of the annual sombre ceremonies

The Royal Canadian Legion is doing what was once the unthinkable: Discouraging people from attending Remembrance Day ceremonies in person this year. The 2019 National Silver Cross Mother, Reine Samson Dawe, middle left, and Governor General Julie Payette, middle left, watched the parade during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A woman pins her poppy on a cross after a Remembrance Day ceremony at the cenotaph in New Westminster, B.C., on Monday November 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Royal Canadian Legion adjusts to pandemic with electronic poppy sale pilot

You likely won’t be seeing volunteers with poppy tables out front stores this year

A woman pins her poppy on a cross after a Remembrance Day ceremony at the cenotaph in New Westminster, B.C., on Monday November 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Remembrance Day services to be held across Surrey

Remembrance Day services to be held across Surrey

Ceremonies to be held in Cloverdale, Port Kells, Newton, Whalley, Crescent Beach and at Surrey Centre Cemetery

Remembrance Day services to be held across Surrey
London Drugs has offered to pay for Victoria’s Remembrance Day ceremonies for three years (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

London Drugs offers to pay Victoria Remembrance Day costs after funding debate

The pledge comes after council voted to ask federal branches for refunds on police costs

London Drugs has offered to pay for Victoria’s Remembrance Day ceremonies for three years (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
‘And then the guns fell silent’: Thousands gather in Cloverdale to commemorate Remembrance Day

‘And then the guns fell silent’: Thousands gather in Cloverdale to commemorate Remembrance Day

Veterans, dignitaries, Surrey residents remember 100 years since end of First World War

‘And then the guns fell silent’: Thousands gather in Cloverdale to commemorate Remembrance Day
Cloverdale farm boy took to the trenches in the First World War

Cloverdale farm boy took to the trenches in the First World War

Harry Triggs’ name lives on in Canada’s Vimy Memorial

Cloverdale farm boy took to the trenches in the First World War
HMCS Haida’s motor cutter, pictured, was used to rescue survivors of the Athabaskan on April 29, 1944. From left: Stoker William Cummins, Leading Seaman William MacLure and Able Seaman Jack Hannam. (Lt William Sclater / Canada Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada)

Surrey man served on the most ‘fightingest ship’ in the Canadian navy

Cliff Thitchener, 95, remembers life as a stoker aboard the HMCS Haida

HMCS Haida’s motor cutter, pictured, was used to rescue survivors of the Athabaskan on April 29, 1944. From left: Stoker William Cummins, Leading Seaman William MacLure and Able Seaman Jack Hannam. (Lt William Sclater / Canada Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada)
World War Two aviation legends Albert Mah and Cedric Mah were raised in Prince Rupert before finding their wings. (Steven Lemay photo)

Remembering Northern B.C.’s Flying Tigers

The legend of World War Two pilots Albert and Cedric Mah, as told by their daughters

World War Two aviation legends Albert Mah and Cedric Mah were raised in Prince Rupert before finding their wings. (Steven Lemay photo)
A woman lays a wreath at the Cloverdale Cenotaph during the 2017 Surrey Remembers ceremony. (Samantha Anderson)

Surrey remembrance ceremony to be held at Cloverdale Cenotaph

Surrey ceremony will mark 100th anniversary of First World War armistice

A woman lays a wreath at the Cloverdale Cenotaph during the 2017 Surrey Remembers ceremony. (Samantha Anderson)
The Victoria Day weekend unveiling of the Cloverdale Cenotaph drew quite the crowd. (City of Surrey Archives / 40.5.11)

HISTORY: Cloverdale Cenotaph holds nearly a century of memories

Each of the Surrey residents memoralized in the square have their own story to tell

  • Nov 14, 2017
The Victoria Day weekend unveiling of the Cloverdale Cenotaph drew quite the crowd. (City of Surrey Archives / 40.5.11)
A look at the Remembrance Day ceremonies that took place in Cloverdale on Saturday, Nov. 11th. (Twitter/@cdnsue)

PHOTOS & VIDEOS: Looking at Remembrance Day 2017 in Surrey

Some photos and videos from those who attended Remembrance Day events in Surrey

A look at the Remembrance Day ceremonies that took place in Cloverdale on Saturday, Nov. 11th. (Twitter/@cdnsue)
Surrey Remembers ceremony, Nov. 11, 2017. (Sam Anderson)

VIDEO: Hundreds gather at Cloverdale Cenotaph for Surrey Remembers ceremony

Veteran’s square fills with community members for annual Remembrance Day service

Surrey Remembers ceremony, Nov. 11, 2017. (Sam Anderson)
‘We were sitting ducks’:100-year-old war veteran shares memories of Dieppe

‘We were sitting ducks’:100-year-old war veteran shares memories of Dieppe

Honorary Col. David Lloyd Hart still remembers every detail of the bloody and chaotic scene in 1942

‘We were sitting ducks’:100-year-old war veteran shares memories of Dieppe
WATCH: Remembrance Day video features Cloverdale cenotaph, Veteran’s mural

WATCH: Remembrance Day video features Cloverdale cenotaph, Veteran’s mural

19-year-old Cloverdale filmmaker Parker Leiper asks you to remember

WATCH: Remembrance Day video features Cloverdale cenotaph, Veteran’s mural