Canada Remembers: National Remembrance Day ceremony underway in Ottawa

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Governor General Julie Payette lays wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa – Nov 11, 2017

At times, silence can speak volumes.

Global News, along with the rest of Corus Entertainment’s radio stations and television channels, will pause for two minutes at 11 a.m. local time out of respect for the generations of men and women who have proudly served and continue to serve Canada. This pause includes our social media platforms, which will also go silent at both 11 a.m. local time and at 11 a.m. ET in solidarity with ceremonies taking place in Ottawa.

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But Remembrance Day is also a time to gather and reflect. Global News will be commemorating Remembrance Day with broadcast specials across the country.

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The 2017 Canada Remembers broadcast, anchored by Global National’s Dawna Friesen, will feature special coverage of the Remembrance Day service from the National War Memorial in Ottawa. This commercial-free network special will air live beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET on Global Halifax, Global New Brunswick, Global Montreal, Global Toronto, CHEX-TV Peterborough, CKWS-TV Kingston, Global Edmonton, Global Calgary, Global Lethbridge, Global BC, Global Okanagan and Global’s BC-1 all-news channel.

The Canada Remembers broadcast will air on a one-hour delayed basis on Global Winnipeg, Global Regina and Global Saskatoon beginning at 10:30 a.m. CT.


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In addition, Global will provide commercial-free coverage of local Remembrance Day services from Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Edmonton Remembers – features live coverage of the service from the University of Alberta Butterdome – will be anchored by Global Edmonton’s Kent Morrison beginning at 10:30 a.m. MT.

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Calgary Remembers features live coverage of the service from the Field of Crosses off Calgary’s Memorial Drive and will be anchored by Global Calgary’s Linda Olsen beginning at 10:30 a.m. MT.

Vancouver Remembers – featuring live coverage of the service from Vancouver’s Victory Square Cenotaph – will be anchored by Global BC’s Chris Gailus and Sophie Lui beginning at 10:30 a.m. PT.

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We will be live streaming Canada Remembers on, on Facebook Live and on Twitter via Periscope. The live stream will include tweets from Canadians honouring those who sacrificed their lives in service.


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