Saturday 10 November 2018

During the morning

  • Commemoration in Quiévrain
The municipality of Quiévrain, the first to be entered by Canadian troops when they entered the Belgian territory, is organising a remembrance event and a parade with the regiments present.

Place du Centenaire, 7382 Quiévrain
  • 11am : Commemoration at the military cemetery of Saint-Symphorien
Mons remembers the first and last casualties of the First World War, from British John Parr to Canadian George Price, the last fallen Commonwealth soldier.

Avenue de la Shangri, 7030 Saint-Symphorien

During the afternoon
  • Inaugural and remembrance ceremony at the Price monument in Ville-sur-Haine
The municipality of Le Roeulx will inaugurate a new memorial in honour of the soldier Price near the place where he fell in 1918. A remembrance ceremony in his honour will be held on site.

Rue de Mons, 261 - Le Roeulx
  • Remembrance ceremony in Casteau

Soignies honours the place where Canadian troops have stopped fighting when the toll of the Armistice bugle sounded on 11 November 1918 at 11.00am. This place is all the more symbolic as it is located exactly where the first skirmish between the British and the Germans broke out on 22 August 1914.

Chaussée de Bruxellles, 1 - 7061 Casteau (Soignies)

7pm & 10.30pm

Combining mapping, artists and projections on the Grand-Place. It involves an entire show played out on the facade of the City Hall of Mons (15th century) using projection-mapping technology. It will trace the history of Canadian expeditionary troops in Europe, up to the liberation of Mons, narrated through the lens of the sacrificed life of the soldier George Price.

Grand-Place, 7000 Mons.

The Violons du Roy (Canada) and the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie (ORCW) pay tribute, with a liberation concert, to the Canadian soldiers who died at Mons when liberating our city. The two ensembles will unite fraternally for this special soirée. They will play individually and then together under the direction of Franck Braley. The musicians will also play a work specially created by the Belgian-Canadian composer Michel Lysight.