Remembrance Day

Virtual Remembrance Day 2020

The traditional Remembrance Day ceremony that takes place at the Cenotaph at White Rock’s City Hall is going virtual this year due to COVID-19.

The City is working with the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 8, to record a ceremony, complete with the traditional songs, readings and two minutes of silence.

The ceremony will be shown on the City’s Facebook page at starting at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The event is also available from the Legion’s Branch 8 Facebook page

Here is what you can expect at the online event:

  • O Canada and God Save the Queen, sung by Mark Donnelly, “Mr. O Canada”
  • The Last Post
  • Two minutes of silence
  • Lament
  • Rouse
  • Act of Remembrance

Poppies in the Window

The City is encouraging people in the community to show their support for veterans and those in active service by putting poppies in your front windows in the days leading up to Remembrance Day.

You can post pictures of your poppies on Twitter and Instagram by tagging #WhiteRockRemembers. 

How to Paint a Remembrance Day Poppy

Semiahmoo Arts Society member, Jess Rice, demonstrates how to paint a poppy in water colour for Remembrance Day. Pay respects to the sacrifices of past generations and learn these special water colour techniques at home.