City of New Westminster Remembrance Day Ceremonies
New Westminster, BC – The 2014 Remembrance Day Ceremonies will commence at 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 11th at the Royal Westminster Regiment Armouries and Queens Avenue United Church (live broadcast). All members of the public are welcome to attend. The doors to the Armouries will be closed at 9:45 am. Both sites are wheelchair and stroller friendly and accept those people wishing to attend with their assistant dogs.
The memorial address inside the Armouries will be delivered by Colonel (Ret’d) Bill White Cd.
At approximately 10:40 am, following the ceremonies in the Armouries, all members of the public can join a parade to the Cenotaph located in front of City Hall, where two minutes of silence will be observed at 11:00 am. That will be followed by a special message from Mayor Wayne Wright, reading of the poem ‘In Flanders Field’, the wreath laying ceremony and then a procession led by the Royal Westminster Regiment along Royal Avenue.
This year the ceremonies will be in tribute of Honourary Remembrance Day Committee member, Freda Hogg.
The City of New Westminster would like to thank the Royal Westminster Regiment, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #2, Queens Avenue United Church, and all members of the Remembrance Day City Committee for their efforts in organizing this year’s Remembrance Day Ceremonies.
Please also be advised of the following road closures: Royal Avenue will be closed from McBride Boulevard to Eighth Street between 7:00 am and 1:00 pm. No traffic will be able to access Royal Avenue or the Pattullo Bridge from Royal Avenue between these hours, including residents. All trucks wishing to access the Pattullo Bridge will be diverted to the Port Mann Bridge via Front Street from Stewardson Way and Royal Avenue.