We honour and celebrate Indigenous Veterans Day on Nov 8, Remembrance Day on Nov 11

Veterans Day

The Burnaby Board of Trade would like to mark these important days of remembrance. 

Today, on Tuesday Nov. 8 for Indigenous Veterans Day, Canadians are asked to reflect on the legacy and service of First Nation, Métis and Inuit Peoples to Canada’s war and peacekeeping efforts.  

Aboriginal Veterans Day was established in Manitoba in 1994 and has since spread across the country to other provinces and has been renamed Indigenous Veterans Day. Recognized annually on Nov. 8, Indigenous Veterans Day is a day to recognize and acknowledge the many contributions and sacrifices of Indigenous Peoples to Canada’s war efforts and peacekeeping reputation.

Minister’s statement on Indigenous Veterans Day on BC Gov News.

Read more about Indigenous Veterans at Veterans Affairs Canada.

On Friday, Nov. 11 for Remembrance Day, Canadians will pay tribute to members of the Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Military Police who died serving Canada during times of war, conflict and peace, and honour those who continue to serve the country today.

Remembrance Day is a day for all Canadians to remember the men and women who served and sacrificed for our country. It is a day we encourage every individual, young and old, to pause, to give thanks and to remember.
The Remembrance Day Ceremony has played a major role in Remembrance since 1931. Every year, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we gather in memorial parks, community halls, workplaces, schools and homes to stand in honour of all who have fallen.

Visit Legion83Donate.ca to donate and show your support for our veterans. Every year the money raised from poppy donations is used to help veterans and their families.