Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day Wreaths
On November 11, citizens gather in Memorial Peace Park to honour the service of men and women past and present in the defense of our nation. The Cenotaph at Memorial Peace Park is inscribed with the names of young people from our community that gave their lives for liberty. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month we gather to pay our respects to those who have fallen, to those who served, and to those who are serving with our armed forces. “To you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high” reads a line in John McCree’s famous poem ‘Flanders Fields’. Join your community on November 11 for the annual Remembrance Day ceremony in Maple Ridge. It is a very special tradition in our community.

The ceremony begins at 10:30 am with a parade into the downtown and ending at the cenotaph. After the parade, the national anthem is sung and the official ceremony begins at 11:00 am. The ceremony includes reading the names of soldiers from the community who have died in wars, the Laying of the Wreaths (from organizations or individuals in the communities), a blessing, a reading of the poem called “In Flander’s Fields”, and the playing of the Last Post.

10:30 am – Parade begins 
11:00 am – Ceremony
11:30 am – Flags are lowered 

Road Closure:


To accommodate the Maple Ridge Remembrance Day parade from the Maple Ridge Legion to the Cenotaph in Memorial Peace Park, there will be a road closure and detour as outlined: This detour will be in effect from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Please follow detour signs to avoid traffic delays and thank you for your understanding.

Parking:


We recommend that, if possible, you walk or use transit to get to this event. That being said, Town Centre underground parking will be available. Not all entrances will be open due to road closures and detours. The entrance from Edge Street next to the ACT Arts Centre or from Dewdney Truck Road next to the Maple Ridge Library will be open.

How to Volunteer:


Opportunities to assist with the Memorial Peace Park ceremony on November 11 include a variety of roles. Give the gift of your time and skills in support of our veterans. Please email to volunteer or call 604-467-7325 for more details.