Other Events

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:

June 5, 2019 - Ceremony at Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery

4:00 p.m. (CET)
*All times are subject to change.

Canadians who fell on the beaches and in the bitter bridgehead battles of the Battle of Normandy are buried in Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. The cemetery contains 2,049 headstones marking the dead of the 3rd Division and the graves of 15 airmen.

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.

Registrations are no longer being accepted for the June 5, 2019 ceremony at Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

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

June 7, 2019 - Ceremony at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery

10:00 a.m. (CET)
*All times are subject to change.

Bretteville-sur-Laize is the largest Canadian War Cemetery in the Normandy region, with 2,793 Canadians buried there, 91 of them unknown. The Cemetery is a concentration of battlefield burials; almost every unit of the 2nd Corps is represented here.

The Government of Canada is honored 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.

Registrations are no longer being accepted for the June 7, 2019 ceremony at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery.

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.

More information on the June 6 ceremony organized at Juno Beach 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

Other events commemorating D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

Date Title Location
2019-06-05 00:00:00.0 June 5, 2019 Juno75 Gala hosted by the Juno Beach Centre Association Bretteville-sur-Odon, FR
2019-06-08 00:00:00.0 June 8, 2019 Exhibition of Military Vehicles Courseulles-sur-Mer, FR
2019-06-10 00:00:00.0 June 10, 2019 Canadian Theatrical Production: "Jake's Gift" Courseulles-sur-Mer, FR
2019-06-12 00:00:00.0 June 12, 2019 Conference and Book Signing with Tom Wilson Courseulles-sur-Mer, FR
2019-08-10 00:00:00.0 August 10, 2019 Ceremony in honour of Acadian soldiers Courseulles-sur-Mer, FR
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