Three choices for Nov. 11 ceremonies on the West Shore

Remembrance Day events scheduled for Langford, Colwood and Metchosin

Depending upon where you live on the West Shore or what groups or individuals you happened to be attached to, there’s a Remembrance Day ceremony happening not far away today (Nov. 11).

All three West Shore events begin at roughly the same time, so you’ll likely only be able to attend one in person on the day.

At Langford’s Veteran’s Memorial Park, at the corner of Goldstream Avenue and Veteran’s Memorial Parkway, attendees generally begin assembling around 10:30 a.m.

The march, featuring veterans, current military, RCMP, cadets and other groups, gets underway at 10:45 at the nearby Royal Canadian Legion Prince Edward Branch 91, 761 Station Ave. It ends at the cenotaph in the park, with the ceremony commencing immediately after the last group’s arrival. A reception follows back at the Legion.

In Colwood, Royal Roads University and the Vancouver Island Ex-Cadet Club jointly host a ceremony in the Italian Gardens next to Hatley Castle. The service commences at 10:40 a.m. and parking in Royal Roads lots below the castle is free. An informal reception happens inside the castle after the ceremony.

And in Metchosin, a march of approximately 200 people will begin at 10:45 a.m. at the fire hall on Happy Valley Road and wind up at the old St. Mary the Virgin heritage church on Metchosin Road, where the ceremony gets underway at 10:55.

After its conclusion, a procession will make its way back to the fire hall, where refreshments will be served.

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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