Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day 2020 will look different than in past years. The Royal Canadian Legion office is asking spectators to watch online ceremonies and to remember in place (from home).

Maple Ridge Legion Branch #88 is developing an online, livestream presentation in place of our in-person parade and gathering in Memorial Peace Park. The broadcasted commemoration from Maple Ridge will be much smaller, with invited guests only. This will help to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and align with the Provincial Health Authority’s guidelines to limit large public gatherings. Let us honour our veterans through a virtual celebration. 

Changes to this year’s commemoration include:

  • No public event or veteran's parade please do not gather at Memorial Peace Park
  • Spectators are asked to “Remember in Place” by staying home and watching the livestream 
  • Maple Ridge Legion Branch #88's livestream ceremony starts at 10:45 AM
  • Help show your support to veterans by posting a poppy in your front window of your residence and post a photo to you social media channels using #RememberInPlace and/or #PoppyInTheWindow
  • If you do decide to visit the Cenotaph for personal memorials and/or to lay a wreath, please practice physical distancing, limit your time if others are waiting and wear a mask. Wreaths are to be removed by the respective residents and/or groups the following day (November 12) by 12:00 PM. City staff will be at the Memorial Peace Park Cenotaph from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on November 11 to support those laying a wreath or paying their respects.
The video below will livestream our local ceremony starting at 10:45 AM:

Other Livestream Links

The Maple Ridge Legion will host a livestream commemoration that can be viewed from this page and/or the following locations online starting at 10:45 AM. 
The National broadcast will be streamed on the Canadian Legion Facebook Page.

A Statement from Mayor Mike Morden

"For those of us whose family has served in the military, the annual Remembrance Day events hold a deep personal meaning. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we mark important events in our lives and on November 11, we will come together virtually to honour those who serve, and those who gave their lives to preserve the democracy we enjoy today. Many thanks to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 88 for all they do each and every day in the service of veterans, particularly on Remembrance Day. This year, unfortunately, cannot be the same. With that in mind, on what has always been a very sober day, I am truly honoured to bring with me the spirit of thousands of our fellow citizens who normally gather around the Cenotaph to pay tribute to our heroes."