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Commemorative events

Upcoming events that commemorate the sacrifices of Canadian Veterans.



Calendar of Events

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) makes this calendar available as a service to the public. It includes events hosted by VAC, stakeholders and other organizations. VAC can therefore not confirm the accuracy, currency or reliability of all the information provided.

COVID-19 has impacted commemorative events, programs and initiatives. Commemorative events hosted by VAC, stakeholders and other organizations have been adapted to meet the local COVID-19 restrictions and requirements. The status of the events may not always be fully up to date, so please contact the event organizers for more information. Some activities are being moved online so you can participate virtually.

You should follow all directions given by your local health authorities regarding public gatherings, regardless of an event’s status.

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Second World War Tribute Program

The Second World War Tribute program honours the sacrifices and achievements of Canada’s Second World War Veterans.


Financial assistance for Veterans travelling to events

A travel subsidy of up to $2,000 CDN is available to Canadian or Allied Veterans living in Canada who plan to attend official 75th anniversary events.


Significant commemorative events

Find information on recurring commemorative milestone days, weeks and other events.


Commemorative Partnership Program

The Commemorative Partnership Program (CPP) provides funding to organizations undertaking remembrance initiatives.


Candlelight Tribute Ceremony

Candlelight ceremonies began in the Netherlands to honour those who liberated the country from German occupation during the Second World War.


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