Events in Belgium

The Battle of Passchendaele raged in Belgium from July 31 to November 10, 1917. The Canadian Corps that joined the fighting there in October helped capture the village of Passchendaele and the eastern edge of the Passchendaele Ridge.

If you plan to attend any of the commemorative events listed below please familiarize yourself with both the parking and transportation restrictions as well as the list of items that are restricted at each event location.

A Canadian delegation will be attending commemorative events in the Flanders region of Belgium from November 8-12, 2017, to mark the centennial of this major First World War battle.

(All times local)

November 8
20:00 – Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial
November 9
10:00 – Government of Canada Plaque Dedication and Ceremony of Remembrance at the St Julien Canadian Memorial
13:00 – Government of Canada Opening Ceremony of the Canadian Passchendaele Memorial Garden
15:30 – Joint Government of Canada events; Canada Gate Dedication and Sunset Ceremony at the Passchendaele Canadian Memorial organized by the Government of Canada
November 10
9:00 – Government of Canada Commemorative Ceremony at Tyne Cot Cemetery
18:00 – Government of Canada Remembrance Ceremony at the Passchendaele Canadian Memorial, followed by a torchlight procession to the Passchendaele Church
November 11
11:00 – Remembrance Ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial
14:30 – Government of Canada Remembrance Ceremony at the Hill 62 Canadian Memorial
November 12
12:15 – Government of Canada Commemorative Ceremony at Passchendaele New British Cemetery
* Note that no cameras or video cameras are permitted during the smudging ceremony.
14:00 – Poppies' Run

For more information on events in Belgium email VAC.Passchendaele2017.ACC@vac-acc.gc.ca.

You can also visit passchendaele2017.org for information on local events in Belgium.

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