Remembrance Day Commemorations

Join us for performances and presentations on Remembrance Day to honour the service and sacrifice of Canada’s Veterans, and to remember the Fallen. 

11:45 - 12:30 pm  Remembrance Day Recital on the Carillon 
12:30 - 1:00 pm   Victoria Children's Choir performs
1:15 - 2:15 pm   Presentation by Military and Home Front Historian, Paul Ferguson,  "Mrs Kate Palmer's Walk"

Admission to the Royal BC Museum will be free on November 11th for military personnel and veterans. Please visit the Box Office to receive your complimentary ticket.  

Remembrance Day Carillon Recital   |   Located Outdoors at the Netherlands Centennial Carillon

Join Provincial Carillonneur Rosemary Laing as she plays a recital of remembrance following the Remembrance Day Ceremonies at the Provincial Legislature.

Victoria Children's Choir Performance   |   Located on the Main Floor in Clifford Carl Hall​

The Victoria Children’s Choir is considered to be one of the top choral and music organizations in the city, and is highly respected for its consistent professional level of performing music throughout the Concert Season.

Under the instruction of Founder and Artistic Director, Madeleine Humer, and an expert music team, the Victoria Children’s Choir offers outstanding music education to more that 115 youth throughout Greater Victoria.  Great emphasis is given to delivering programs in a unique, supportive and happy social environment, enabling each young singer to develop their skills to the best of their ability.  As a testament to its reputation and skill, the Choir is regularly invited to collaborate with renowned international and local musicians, including the Victoria Symphony, Pacific Opera Victoria, The Tenors, Fretwork and the Pacific Baroque Festival.

Mrs. Kate Palmer's Walk   I   Located on the Main Floor in Newcombe Conference Hall

In August 1922 Victoria’s Kate Palmer visited her son’s grave, Roy Palmer, near Ypres, Belgium.

Kate’s visit to Woods Cemetery was an early Flanders pilgrimage, at a time when little had been rebuilt. The city of Ypres (Ieper) was in ruins and restrictions on travel were in place. The Imperial War Graves Commission was busy with the construction of thousands of war cemeteries and memorials. In these “Silent Cities” wooden crosses remained in place, without the landscaping that these places are known for today. Join us for this poignant discussion of what Kate Palmer may have encountered on her 1922 walk and the August 2018 walk made by our speaker to “visit” with the Palmers.

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