Events in Europe

This year marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. To commemorate these historic milestones, the Government of Canada will be hosting and participating in events across the Normandy region. The Government of Canada delegation will include Veterans, Youth, and Members of Parliament.

Government of Canada Events:

Members of the public will have the opportunity to attend events hosted by the Government of Canada:

Tickets for Government of Canada events in France June 5, 6, and 7, 2019

Tickets for the ceremonies have been sent out by e-mail to those who have successfully registered. Electronic versions of the tickets (on phone or tablet) will be accepted for admission to the ceremonies.

For those who prefer a printed ticket and do not have access to a printer, we will be offering printed tickets (on demand) at the Hotel Mercure Caen Centre Port de Plaisance, 1, rue de Courtonne, in France (Salon Monet).

Hours of operation: June 1 to June 5, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tickets must be picked up in-person. Government issued photo ID is required.

June 6, 2019 - Ceremony at Juno Beach Centre

12:00 p.m. (CET)
*All times are subject to change.

The Government of Canada will mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy with a signature commemorative ceremony at the Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles-sur-Mer, France.

Order of ceremony

- Arrival of Veterans
- Indigenous Blessing
- Arrival of 359 youth representing the Canadian soldiers who died on Juno Beach on June 6, 1944
- Arrival of the Canadian Armed Forces
- Arrival of Dignitaries
- National Anthems
- Inspection of the Guard
- Musical Performance by The Ennis Sisters – Sing You Home
- Video message by Honorary Lieutenant-General Richard Rohmer
- Remarks by Dignitaries
- Musical Performance by Luc De Larochellière – Beauté perdue
- Act of Remembrance
- Indigenous Drumming by Warrior Eagle – The Honour Song
- Blessing – Major-General Guy Chapdelaine, Chaplain General, Canadian Armed Forces
- Commitment to Remember
- Last Post
- Minute of Silence
- Rouse
- Lament
- Wreath Laying
- Departure of Dignitaries

The Government of Canada is honoured to host and have our delegation, the Canadian Armed Forces, members of the local community and the public participate in this ceremony as part of the 75th anniversary commemorations for D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

This event will be streamed live on the Canada Remembers Facebook page at 6 AM (EDT).

Registrations are no longer being accepted for the June 6, 2019 ceremony at Juno Beach.

As a result of great interest in attending this commemorative event, further registrations are no longer being accepted, as we have currently reached the anticipated site capacity.

Please email us at vac.normandy2019-normandie2019.acc@canada.ca to

  • let us know if you have already registered and can no longer attend the event, so that we may offer your space to others; and,
  • ask any questions.

Members of the media can contact us at vac.ddaymedia-mediajourj.acc@canada.ca.

More information on other ceremonies organized in France by the Government of Canada

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

Consular information for Canadians going to Normandy

Other events commemorating D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

Date Title Location
2019-08-10 00:00:00.0 August 10, 2019 Ceremony in honour of Acadian soldiers Courseulles-sur-Mer, FR
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