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Commemorative events

Upcoming events that commemorate the sacrifices of Canadian Veterans.

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 has impacted the regular operation of our commemorative services, programs and activities.

If you need information on how specific programs are affected, you can learn more from our COVID-19: Commemorative Services, Programs and Activities page. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

If you are a Veteran looking for information on services and benefits, visit our Information for Veterans page.

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.

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Veterans' week

Every year during the lead up to Remembrance Day on November 11, we honour those who have served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace.

National Peacekeepers’ Day

Canadian peacekeepers have served all over the world to restore and maintain peace. To recognize their efforts, Canada designated August 9th as National Peacekeepers Day.

Canada Remembers: The virtual panel series

Listen. Learn. Discuss. The virtual panel series allows you to learn more about commemoration, Canada’s military history, and the experiences of our Veterans.

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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