Remembrance Day events around the capital region

REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONIES

Greater Victoria — Most services start at 10:45 a.m. Remembrance Day unless noted otherwise.

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• Aboriginal ceremony, 9 a.m. at Goldstream Park
• Veterans’ Cemetery, 9:30 a.m., 1190 Colville Rd.
• Central Saanich, Peacekeeping Memorial Cenotaph, municipal hall, 1903 Mt. Newton Cross Rd.
• Esquimalt Cenotaph, Memorial Park, 1229 Esquimalt Rd.
• Oak Bay Cenotaph, at the War Memorial, Uplands Park, Beach Drive
• Royal Roads University, 10:40 a.m. in the Italian Garden of the school, 2600 Sooke Rd. Free admission to Hatley Park and the museum for the day.
• Saanich Cenotaph, municipal hall, 770 Vernon Ave.
• Sidney Cenotaph, in front of RCMP station, 9895 4th St.
• Sooke Cenotaph, Sooke Royal Canadian Legion, 6726 Eustace Rd.
• Victoria Cenotaph, legislature grounds, 501 Belleville St.
• West Shore Cenotaph, Veterans Memorial Park, intersection of Goldstream Avenue and Veterans Memorial Parkway, Langford

Elsewhere on the Island — Unless noted otherwise, ceremonies begin at 11 a.m.

• Cobble Hill — 10 a.m. at Cobble Hill Community Hall, 3550 Watson Ave. at the Liberation Park Cenotaph
• Lantzville — Lantzville Royal Canadian Legion, 7225 Lantzville Rd.
• Parksville — Parksville Community Centre, 100 East Jensen Ave.
• Nanaimo — Nanaimo Cenotaph, 85 Front St.
Transportation

B.C. Transit and the Victoria Regional Transit Commission will offer free transit for former and current Canadian Forces personnel on Remembrance Day. The complimentary rides are provided to any member who is in uniform or presents Canadian Forces identification.

OTHER EVENTS

Wednesday — Royal B.C. Museum presents three free special performances.
• 12:15-12:45 p.m. — The Victoria Children’s Choir will sing.
• 1-1:30 p.m. — Pacific Opera Victoria will stage scenes from a version of Mary’s Wedding, a Canadian opera commemorating the First World War and its impact on a generation of Canadian youth.
• 2-2:45 p.m. — The Story Theatre Company and the Royal B.C. Museum offer The Call Went Out, a presentation of music, songs and poetry of the First World War period, mixed with letters from the young men who travelled to the trenches.
Admission to the museum is free today for former and current members of the Canadian Forces and their families.

Thursday — Craigdarroch Castle: The Call Went Out is a theatre piece is based on letters sent by soldiers at the beginning of the First World War. The production uses slides and music from the period to portray soldiers’ reflections on the war. The 30-minute performance is followed by a talk.
There are two shows: The 2 p.m. show is free with regular castle admission. The 7 p.m. show is also free but the castle is not open for viewing.
Reservations required. For more information, go to thecastle.ca. .

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