Remembrance Day on November 11th in Pitt Meadows includes a procession along Harris Road, a service at Spirit Square and a reception in the community centre.
Remembrance Day in Pitt Meadows
Pitt Meadows hosts a Remembrance Day ceremony each year at Pitt Meadows Spirit Square (a.k.a. šxʷhék̓ ʷnəs) at 12007 Harris Road. In years when there isn’t a pandemic, it’s a large event with up to around 2000 people in attendance.
The event runs from around 10:30 am to 12:30 pm on November 11th. The Remembrance Day ceremony starts at 10:30 am when folk gather for the procession which begins at 10:45 am. This is usually followed by the singing of “Oh Canada” and the Roll Call.
In some years there is a flyover by the Fraser Blues Flying Team (although maybe not in 2022). In 2019 the flyover took place at around 10:55 am.
Just before 11:00 am a local minister typically reads a prayer which is followed by the playing of the Last Post. At 11:00 am the traditional two minutes of silence is observed.
Following the two minutes of silence there are usually performances by the Piper, the Bugler and the Act of Remembrance, as well as an additional prayer and the Placing of the Wreaths.
The ceremony in Pitt Meadows was scheduled to take place in 2020, but due to COVID-19, the general public was asked not to attend in-person. The same was the case in 2021.
In 2022 the ceremony is happening in-person and is open to the public once again. The procession begins at 10:45 am.
For more information about the Remembrance Day proceedings, visit the City of Pitt Meadows‘ website.
A similar event takes place in nearby Maple Ridge on the same day at the Memorial Peach Park.
For details about other November 11th ceremonies see our article about Lower Mainland Remembrance Day Events.
To learn more about the area click Pitt Meadows & Maple Ridge.
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