On November 11th Port Moody has a Remembrance Day service, parade and ceremony followed by live entertainment and social time with veterans at the Legion.
COVID-19 REMEMBRANCE DAY
Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus outbreak in 2020, no Remembrance Day ceremonies or parades are being held for the public in Port Moody.
Visit the City of Port Moody‘s website for recommendations regarding how to pay your respects in other ways this year.
Remembrance Day in Port Moody
Remembrance Day in Port Moody usually begins with an inter-faith, non-denominational service. This typically takes place at 9:30 am at the Kyle Centre at 125 Kyle Street and runs for about an hour.
Following the service, in years when there isn’t a global pandemic, there is a parade and ceremony at the Port Moody Arts Centre at 2425 St. Johns Street. The parade route begins right outside the Kyle Centre and goes up Kyle Street, turns right on Clarke Street, turns right again on Mary Street and finally turns right one last time on St. Johns Street before finishing back at the Port Moody Arts Centre.
In the afternoon and evening there is also usually live entertainment at the Royal Canadian Legion at 2529 Clarke Street.
Activities at the Legion
In normal years, the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch #119) invites the community to join their Remembrance Day celebrations after the city’s formal service and parade and to help them pay respect to Port Moody’s veterans.
Below is what the entertainment schedule looked like at the Legion on November 11th in 2019. Future years will likely be comparable, but probably not 2020.
- 1:00 pm – SFU Pipe and Drum Band
- 2:00 pm – the Heather Jolley Scottish Tartan Dancers
- 3:00 to 5:00 pm – Linda Szentes and the Jazz Links
- 5:00 to 8:00 pm – the Inlet Jazz Band
For a comprehensive list of Remembrance Day ceremonies at other locations throughout the Lower Mainland click Vancouver Remembrance Day Events.
For ideas on other things to do in the area see our article about Port Moody.