Popular Remembrance Day ceremony returns to cenotaph

Remembrance Day ceremony held at Oak Bay cenotaph in Uplands Park on Nov. 11

  • Nov. 9, 2011 4:00 p.m.

Hundreds will gather Friday (Nov. 11) at 11 a.m. in Uplands Park to honour the memory of those who served Canada in the First and Second World Wars, Korea, Afghanistan and in peacekeeping forces.

“We have a very good attendance,” said Oak Bay Police Chief Const. Mark Fisher. “A lot of people in the community lived through the war, obviously that increases our turnout. They recognize it as an important event.”

The Oak Bay Remembrance Day Ceremony is organized by the Oak Bay Police Department and includes participation from the Oak Bay High Brass Choir, Victoria Male Choir, various Oak Bay clergy, the fifth and 12th Garry Oak Scouts, Girl Guides and the Oak Bay Fire Department.

The ceremony takes place at the Oak Bay Memorial Cenotaph, in the 2800-block of Beach Dr., beginning just before 11 a.m. on Friday. Limited seating is available.