June 6th and other events

Government of Canada Signature Events in Halifax

This year marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. The Government of Canada will lead an official delegation to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where two public events are planned to commemorate the historic day and Second World War battle.

June 5, 2019 – Ceremony at Sailors’ Memorial, Point Pleasant Park

The Government of Canada will host a traditional ceremony at the Sailors’ Memorial to commemorate the sacrifices of those who fought and died during the Second World War. To this day, when Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships pass the Sailors’ Memorial between Colours (0800 hours) and sunset, they will “pipe the still” to honour the fallen.

The Government of Canada is pleased to invite the official delegation and the public to participate in this ceremony as part of the 75th anniversary commemorations for D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

*More details regarding this ceremony will be posted in the coming weeks.

June 6, 2019 – Ceremony at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

The Government of Canada will host a signature event at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. This meaningful location represents the end of the train journey across Canada and the departure point for many of our soldiers heading to war.

The Government of Canada invites the official delegation and the public to take part in this ceremony as part of the 75th anniversary commemorations for D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

*More details regarding this ceremony will be posted in the coming weeks.

If you have questions regarding domestic Government of Canada initiatives for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions - Canada page.

If you have questions regarding overseas Government of Canada initiatives for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions - Overseas page

Search other 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy events in Canada

Date Title Location
2019-05-26 00:00:00.0 May 26, 2019 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy - Quebec City Quebec City, PQ
2019-05-30 00:00:00.0 May 30, 2019 Gods Acre Veterans Cemetery Candlelight Ceremony Victoria, BC
2019-06-05 00:00:00.0 June 5, 2019 From Sea to Storm: Remembering D-Day Hamilton, ON
2019-06-05 00:00:00.0 June 5, 2019 You'll Get Used To It! ... The War Show - Waterloo Waterloo, ON
2019-06-06 00:00:00.0 June 6, 2019 Joggins NS Remembers: D-Day 75th Anniversary and Cenotaph Re-dedication Joggins, NS
2019-06-06 00:00:00.0 June 6, 2019 75th Anniversary of D-Day and Battle of Normandy Ottawa, ON
2019-06-06 00:00:00.0 June 6, 2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony Yellowknife, NT
2019-06-06 00:00:00.0 June 6, 2019 D-Day From the Air presented by the Manitoba Chapter, Canadian Aviation Historical Society Winnipeg, MB
2019-06-06 00:00:00.0 June 6, 2019 The longest day: Remembering D-Day Hamilton, ON
2019-06-06 00:00:00.0 June 6, 2019 Leslie Hossack: D-Day, Normandy 1944 | June 6 Ottawa, ON
2019-06-06 00:00:00.0 June 6, 2019 Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the 19th Anniversary of the dedication of the Airborne Monument Nordegg, AB
2019-06-06 00:00:00.0 June 6, 2019 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the battle of Normandy Peterborough, ON
2019-06-06 00:00:00.0 June 6, 2019 Launch of the Our D-Day Collection La Pocatière, PQ
2019-06-08 00:00:00.0 June 8, 2019 Remembering D-Day & Normandy Service Calgary, AB
2019-06-27 00:00:00.0 June 27, 2019 You'll Get Used To It! ... The War Show - Grand Bend Grand Bend, ON
2019-06-29 00:00:00.0 June 29, 2019 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Halifax, NS
2019-08-17 00:00:00.0 August 17, 2019 The 98th Annual Warriors' Day Parade Toronto, ON
2019-11-01 00:00:00.0 November 1, 2019 Ted Barris - Juno Canadians at D-Day presented by the Manitoba Chapter of CAHS Winnipeg, MB
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