Patricia Park, Griesbach
Griesbach Parade and Gault Blvd.
Wednesday, November 11th 10:45 am
We invite you to attend the Remembrance Day Ceremony in Griesbach’s Patricia Park. The event is hosted by the 1st Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, and is without a doubt, one of the finest events in the city.
The official ceremony begins at 10:45 am. We encourage you to arrive early as this ceremony attracts hundreds. Please note there will be parking restrictions on Griesbach Parade and Gault Blvd. The service will feature a procession of soldiers from 1 PPCLI, a reading of “In Flanders Fields”, a short prayer for the fallen and a minute of silence at 11:00 pm. This will be followed by the laying of wreaths.
The long term weather forecast is calling for a temperatature of 6°C under cloudy skies, which we’ll definitely take at this time of year! Dress warm and bring a cup of coffee.
Patricia Park was created to honour the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, founded in 1914. It features a memorial wall listing the names of PPCLI members who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. A series of plaques reveal all of the battle honours the regiment has earned from WW I to present day. In the middle is a replica of the Frezenberg Memorial in Belgium, honouring a critical battle of the Great War where the PPCLI acquitted itself remarkably, holding its ground despite staggering losses in a relentless German assault.
After the ceremony, we encourage you to visit the newly dedicated Flanders Fields Park in the NW corner of Griesbach. There are a number of new storyboards and monuments on display that recount the story of John McCrae and his famous battlefield poem, “In Flanders Fields.”