Each year on November 11th, the community of Sidney honours and pays tribute to our Veterans and Military personnel.
Sidney Remembrance Day Ceremony
On November 11th, the traditional Remembrance Day Parade will proceed at 10:25 a.m. from the Mary Winspear Centre, along Beacon Avenue and Second Street, to the Cenotaph on Sidney Avenue. The Service of Remembrance for the Fallen will commence at 10:45 a.m. This will include laying of wreaths to honour the ultimate sacrifice of service personnel who did not return from war. A Fly Past is planned during the Two-Minute Silence at 11 a.m.
Temporary street closures will occur on Beacon and Second between 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., and on Sidney, Third, Fourth and Mount Baker between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. See the parade route and planned road closures here.
If you are a Veteran and you wish to be in the Parade, please muster at the Mary Winspear Centre at 10 a.m. on November 11, or join the parade at the Cenotaph.
For more information contact the Legion at 250-656-2428 or visit their website www.peninsulalegion.ca.
Sidney Concert Band
November 5, 2023 at 2:00 pm
The Sidney Concert Band presents its annual Remembrance Day concert, with special focus this year on the contributions made by our armed forces in Afghanistan. Enjoy an afternoon of wonderful music, dance and stories inspired by the contributions and sacrifices of Canadian soldiers in this recent conflict.
Special guests include the Bon Accord Dancers, Peninsula Singers Ensemble, 676 Kittyhawk Air Cadets, Wayne Speller on trumpet and Jim Kingham on alto saxophone.
For more information, visit the Sidney BIA's event page.
For those unable to attend, a recording of the Sidney Concert Band's virtual Remembrance Day Concert from 2020 is available on their YouTube page.
Sidney Poppy Office
The Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Office at 9802 Fifth Street is now open, Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., until November 10th. Poppies, wreaths, and other Remembrance items are available for purchase and donations to the Poppy Fund support Veterans, their families, and the community.
The Poppy Office phone number is 250-656-7421.