Wreath Ceremony

Since 2016 we have hosted ‘Let Peace be Their Memorial’, an annual wreath-laying ceremony. Held in Vancouver, BC on the afternoon of November 11, it commemorates civilian victims of war. This city-sanctioned event has been well attended, with no negative publicity.

Join us – Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 2:30 pm
Location: Seaforth Peace Park, Vancouver, BC

Last Year’s Ceremony: Let Peace be Their Memorial, November 11, 2017

About 180 people joined us (despite the rain) at Seaforth Peace Park Saturday, November 11 at 2:30 pm for Let Peace be Their Memorial, Mourning Less-Recognized Victims of War, a wreath laying ceremony commemorating civilian victims of war and conflict.

This free, public, city sanctioned event was again co-hosted by Vancouver Peace Poppies and the BC Humanist Association at the south plaza of Seaforth Peace Park (Burrard @ 1st Ave) from 2:30 to 3:45pm on Remembrance Day.

Afterwards, the beautiful wreaths were moved to two outdoor locations until Thursday November 16: Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace 1825 16th Ave W. (near Burrard) (Refugees, Women, Conscientious Objectors, Medical Aid, Peace Philosophy Centre, Afghanistan, ALPHA/Nanking, Syria, Parks Board)
and to the Unitarian Church of Vancouver 949 West 49th Ave (at Oak) (Yemen, Vancouver Save Article 9, Peace Advocates, Environment, Palestine, Peace, Education, PTSD, Child Soldiers, Indigenous). The Child Soldier wreath was laid by Fazineh Keita, former child soldier from the Sierra Leone civil war. See InnocenceLostFoundation.com for their Nov 17 fundraising concert at St James Community Centre.

©2017 Andrew Cheung
©2017 Maureen Olofson.
©2017 Maureen Olofson.
©2017 Andrew Cheung

Please see more photos here.

Click here to download press release for 2017 Wreath Ceremony.

Click here for history of SeaForth Peace Park from the Vancouver Heritage Foundation.