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
  • 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)

During the evening

  • Major concerts in Mons city centre
When we speak about the Armistice and the liberation of our city, the first words that come to mind are those of celebration. For the occasion, the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia and Québec’s Violons du Roy chamber orchestra are giving a concert with an exceptional programme at the Théâtre Royal de Mons. In addition, a concert with Canadian and Belgian bands will be organised for children at Théâtre Le Manège.
Théâtre Royal de Mons, Grand-Place - 7000 Mons.
Théâtre Le Manège, Rue des Passages, 1 - 7000 Mons.