Langford Legion Major Ceremonies
This date in Canada’s history signifies the end of the First World War. On the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 o’clock people are asked to pause for 2 minutes of silence for reflection on the sacrifices made during war times.
At Veterans Memorial Park in Langford, people gather for the ceremony at 10:30. It is a solemn occasion and respectful attendance and participation is desired.
Battle of Vimy Ridge
Many historians consider that in 1917 the victory by Canadians at Vimy Ridge in France was the defining moment for Canada’s Armed Forces as it emerged from the shadow of Britain. Canadian Troops earned a strong reputation from their efforts.
Each year a date between April 9 and 12 is selected for a memorial Candlelight Vigil at dusk, the time when the battle began in 1917.
Branch 91 holds a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park at dusk – where Veterans pass a candle to a youth in attendance to set at the Vimy Ridge Memorial Statue - exact date to be advertised in the Spring.
Annual Events and Ceremonies
National Youth Remembrance Contests Promotion
(formerly Remembrance Poster/Literary Contests) for more information visit
Poppy Campaign Begins
Raising of the flag at City Hall (Westshore) Times TBA
Remembrance Poster/Literary Contests Deadlines (TBA)
Contact Legion Branch 91 for details
Veterans Memorial Park, Langford - 10:30 am
Valentines for Veterans Project (V4V) Registration Opens
Valentines for Veterans Project (V4V) Submission Deadline
Deadline for V 4 V registration forms to Legion or Youth Coordinator
Jan. 15 – Pick up date for Valentines for Veterans from participating schools
Legion Branch 91 Bursary Application Deadline for Grads
Vimy Ridge Candlelight Vigil – Veterans Memorial Park – dusk –(specific time TBA)
Canadian Armed Forces Day - 1st Sunday in Dune
D-Day : June 6
Royal Canadian Legion
National Track & Field Championships (date TBA)