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Remembrance Day: City of Richmond preparing to remember

Street closures will be in effect Saturday for the ceremony around city hall
Mayor Malcolm Brodie (left) receives a poppy from Matthew McBride, veteran and master of ceremonies for the 2017 Remembrance Day service at Richmond city hall. Photo submitted

The City of Richmond invites the public to observe and participate in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Richmond city hall, 6911 No. 3 Rd.

A parade will start marching at 10:20 a.m. 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.

Official ceremonies at the city hall cenotaph will begin at 10:40 a.m.

There will be two minutes of silence at 11 a.m., followed by wreath-laying.

When the service concludes, all in attendance are 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, discuss the ceremonies, connect with other community members, and view a number of special displays put together by the City of Richmond Archives and the Friends of the Richmond Archives.

Richmond’s Remembrance Day service will be streamed online.

To access the live webcast, click on the Remembrance Day information in the news highlights section on the home page of

To view a recording of the ceremonies after Nov. 11, visit the Remembrance Day webpage at

The ceremonies will also be simulcast in 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.

In order to facilitate this event, streets will be closed and traffic patterns will be changed between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

During this time, there will be restricted road access to the following roadways:

Granville Avenue will be closed in both directions from Minoru Boulevard to Buswell Street;

No. 3 Road will be closed in both directions from Park Road to Bennett Road.

A limited amount of on-site parking will be available for veterans and persons with an accessible parking decal via the entrance to city hall off Minoru Gate.

For more information, contact the City of Richmond at 604-276-4000 or visit