Every year, on the first weekend of June, three commemorative ceremonies are held on the St. Lawrence River, on Mount-Royal and at the Last Post Fund National Field of Honour in Pointe-Claire, QC as a tribute to Canadian and Allied Veterans and to the Canadian Forces' Veterans.
On the St. Lawrence River
On Saturday, 1st of June 2013, Commodore David Craig, Commander Naval Reserve, will be Guest of Honour of a Remembrance Ceremony taking place at the Old Port of Montreal (near Quai de l'Horloge) in honour of deceased Veterans from the Canadian and Allied Naval Forces and the Merchant Marine.
Third from left is Commodore David Craig. Photos: 34GBC
On Sunday morning, 2nd of June 2013, a second Commemorative Ceremony will take place at the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges and Mount-Royal cemeteries where the first official burials by the Last Post Fund occurred in 1910.
At the Last Post Fund National Field of Honour
On Sunday, 2nd of June 2013 at 3:00 p.m., Colonel Luis de Sousa, CD, Commanding Officer of the 34th Canadian Brigade Group and representing the Land Forces Quebec Area/Joint Task Force (East), will be Guest of Honour of the Commemorative Ceremony at the Last Post Fund National Field of Honour.
This annual ceremony pays tribute to the Canadian and Allied Veterans buried at the Field. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada, was Guest of Honour of the 2012 Commemorative Ceremony. Photos: 34GBC and LPF
The Last Post Fund National Field of Honour is located
behind the Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery (701 Donegani Avenue in Pointe-Claire, Québec). To access the Field of Honour, proceed through
Lakeview following the Field of Honour signs until you reach the Remembrance
Gate which enters into the Field. Directions from Montreal:
1. Take the Autoroute 20 West (from Montreal)
2. Take the St. Charles Blvd Exit (EXIT 48)
3. Turn right on St. Charles Boulevard
4. Turn right on Amherst Road
5. Turn left on Elm Avenue
6. Elm Avenue becomes Donegani Avenue
7. Turn left into the Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery (701 Donegani Avenue)
8. Proceed through Lakeview following the Field of Honour signs to the Remembrance Gate entrance for the National Field of Honour.
The cemetery office is located in the Arthur Hair Reception Centre, next to the Gate of Remembrance.
N.B. Parking for the National Field of Honour Commemorative Ceremony:
Guests are invited to park their vehicles at the Beaconsfield train
station parking lot on Elm Avenue, and to use the shuttle
bus service to get to the Field of Honour. This shuttle
service is only in operation on the day of the commemorative ceremony.