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:

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 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, in collaboration with the villages of Reviers and Bény-sur-Mer are hosting a ceremony to honour them.

Order of ceremony

- Welcome
- Official Remarks
- Presentation by Canadian Youth
- Prayer
- Act of Remembrance
- Commitment to Remember
- Last Post
- Minute of Silence
- Rouse
- Lament
- Laying of Wreaths
- National Anthems
- End of Ceremony

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 10 AM (EDT).

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.

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 hosting a ceremony to honour these men. As part of this ceremony, an interment will be take place for Sergeant John Albert Collis from the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C., whose partial remains will be buried during the ceremony.

Order of ceremony

- Welcome
- Official Remarks
- Presentation by Canadian Youth
- Interment Ceremony
- Act of Remembrance
- Commitment to Remember
- Last Post
- Minute of Silence
- Rouse
- Lament
- Laying of Wreaths
- National Anthems
- End of Ceremony

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 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

Consular information for Canadians going to Normandy

Other events commemorating D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

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