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Vimy Vigil at the Edmonton Cenotaph, City Hall

Their sacrifice and achievement stood for so much. 

Now, you can stand for them.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Honour the Canadian Forces soldiers who “Stand Watch” side by side with Edmontonians throughout the day at the City Hall Cenotaph. This once in a lifetime experience will honour those who fought and died for our country. There will also be “musical moments” on the top of every hour throughout the Vigil. The names of the fallen will be displayed near the Cenotaph on a special Honour Roll.

8:40am: Vigil Opening: Edmonton Young Voice Youth choir sings O Canada
9:00amVimy Vigil begins  
6:45pm – 7:15pm
: “Last Post” Closing Vigil Ceremony with 100 member choir

Vigil Music Program

  • 10:30 am - Marie Krejcar
  • 11:30 am - Loyal Edmonton Regiment Band
  • 12:00 pm - Parade Arrival Ceremony at City Hall
  • 1:00 pm - Adrian LaChance - Aboriginal dancer/singer
  • 2:00 pm - Beth Schuld
  • 3:00 pm - Oliver Munar
  • 4:00 pm - Bill Damur
  • 5:00 pm - Roland Majeau 
  • 6:00 pm - Roland Majeau 
  • 7:00 pm - Last Post Ceremony with100 member choir, Bagpiper lament, last post bugler, Portia Clark (CBC), MC
Earlier Event: April 8
Vimy Gala, Eve of Victory
Later Event: April 9
Camp Vimy at Churchill Square