Sunday 11 November 2018

During the morning

  • 11:00 am: Remembrance ceremony at the municipal cemetery of Mons
Like every year, Mons is organising a ceremony at the municipal cemetery of Mons at 10.30am  in honour of all men who have fallen during various world conflicts.

Chemin de la Procession, 287 - Mons

During the afternoon

  • Liberation parade and remembrance ceremony at the Grand-Place in Mons
As in November 1918, a large parade with all Canadian regiments succeeding those who participated in “The Pursuit to Mons” will take place to remember their passage through the Grand Place. This parade, embellished with period materials, is composed of regiments past and present from Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, etc. A commemorative
ceremony will follow the parade with Canada and Belgium participating. Archival films, music, witness readings, not to mention some surprises, will enhance the programme.

Grand-Place, 7000 Mons.
  • 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.

In the city centre

During the evening

  • Performance around George Price
From 26 October to 11 November inclusive, at 7.00pm and at 9.00pm
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.