Saanich’s 2023 Remembrance Day ceremony

November 9, 2023

News release
For immediate release

Saanich, BC – Join the District of Saanich at the Cenotaph at Saanich Municipal Hall (770 Vernon Avenue) on Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. as we pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve, our country during times of war, conflict and peace.

“This ceremony provides an opportunity to honour those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom – and to recognize those who continue to work to build peace today,” says Mayor Dean Murdock. “I invite Saanich residents to take some time to reflect and remember on this significant day.”


The ceremony is open to the public. The service will be led by Lieutenant Commander (ret’d) RI Cudmore, CD, with contribution by Parminder Virk of the Sikh community, Lama Jampa of the Victoria Buddhist Dharma Society, and Frank Wilson, poet.

Following a military parade, active and retired service members, police, fire, and local community groups will lay wreaths at the Cenotaph. Groups that would like to lay a wreath will have a designated time following the ceremony.

Event details

The hall is on several bus routes, on both the Galloping Goose and Lochside trails and has accessible spaces reserved in the upper parking lot. Seating and parking will be limited. There will not be a reception following the ceremony, and Municipal Hall will be closed to the public.

The event is rain or shine and there will not be a livestream of the event this year, as the ceremony is open to the public.

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