Global Coverage of Remembrance Day Ceremonies
We want to share some of our national initiatives across TV, online and social media to commemorate Remembrance Day this year. All television channels, radio stations, online and social media platforms will pause activity for two minutes at 11:00 a.m. local time out of respect for the generations of men and women who have proudly served and continue to serve Canada – Lest We Forget.
We will be airing Canada Remembers, anchored by Global National’s Dawna Friesen. It will feature special coverage of the annual Remembrance Day service from the National War Memorial in Ottawa. This commercial-free network special will air LIVE beginning at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Global Halifax, Global New Brunswick, Global Montreal, Global Toronto, CHEX-TV Peterborough, CKWS-TV Kingston, Global Edmonton, Global Calgary, Global Lethbridge, Global BC, Global Okanagan and Global’s BC-1 all-news channel.
The Canada Remembers broadcast will air on a one-hour delayed basis on Global Winnipeg, Global Regina and Global Saskatoon beginning at 10:30 a.m. Central Time.
In addition, Global will provide commercial-free coverage of local Remembrance Day services from Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver on Saturday, Nov. 11. Edmonton Remembers – featuring live coverage of the service from the University of Alberta Butterdome – will be anchored by Global Edmonton’s Kent Morrison beginning at 10:30 a.m.Mountain Time. Calgary Remembers – featuring live coverage of the service from the Field of Crosses off Calgary’s Memorial Drive — will be anchored by Global Calgary’s Linda Olsen beginning at 10:30 a.m. Mountain Time. Vancouver Remembers – featuring live coverage of the service from Vancouver’s Victory Square Cenotaph – will be anchored by Global BC’s Chris Gailus and Sophie Lui beginning at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time.
Online & Social:
We will be livestreaming Canada Remembers on Globalnews.ca, on Facebook Live and on Periscope (Twitter). Globalnews.ca will also be featuring personal stories from some of those in attendance at the national ceremony in Ottawa.
The online broadcast will also include a news ticker that will feature tweets from viewers as well as facts about Remembrance Day and the Battle of Passchendaele, which happened 100 years ago.
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