Sunday 11 November 2018

 

  • From dawn: Remembrance march

The objective of this march is to follow in the footsteps of the Canadian soldiers during their entry into the Belgian territory until the liberation of the city of Mons. This activity, like the marche of Nijmegen represents a performance of more than 25 kilometres in the morning departing from Quiévrain to Mons.
 
  • 11:00 am: Commemorative ceremony at the municipal cemetery of Mons

Like every year, the city of Mons will hold a ceremony at the municipal cemetery in honour of all the men who fell during the various conflicts in the world.
 
  • In the afternoon: Liberation parade at the Grand-Place of Mons
As in November 1918, we offer a big parade with all the Canadian regiments, the heirs of the regiments that took part in the «Pursuit of Mons» in order to remember their passage on the Grand-Place.
 
  • Military music concert
After the ceremonies, the music of the regiments will organise a concert of military music uniting bands of the various regiments.
 
  • Carillon concert
The highlight of the celebrations, the carillon of Mons, located in the belfry of the 16th century, and that of Ottawa, in the Tower of peace built at the end of the great war, could simultaneously play the tunes played in Mons by the bell ringer, during the arrival of Canadian troops.
 
  • A grandiose show
Combining mapping, artists and projections on the Grand-Place (from 27 October to 11 November) It is a general display on the façade of the City Hall of Mons (15th century) associated with projection-mapping technology. It will trace the history of Canadian Expeditionary troops in Europe, until the liberation of Mons, narrated by the prism of the sacrificed life of the soldier George Price.