Governor General to attend National Remembrance Day Ceremony

OTTAWA, Ontario—Members of the media are invited to attend this year’s National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and Mr. Whit Fraser, will be in attendance.

Their Excellencies will be joined by this year’s National Silver Cross Mother, Mrs. Josée Simard, of Les Méchins, Quebec. Mrs. Simard’s daughter, Corporal Karine Blais, died in Afghanistan, in April 2009, when the vehicle she was travelling in struck a roadside bomb. Mrs. Simard will place a wreath on behalf of all Canadian mothers who have lost a child in the military service of Canada.

Date: November 11, 2021
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: National War Memorial, 30 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON

Notes for Media:

  • All media wishing to attend must contact the Parliamentary Press Gallery at 613-992-6517 or

About the National Silver Cross Mother:
The National Silver Cross Mother is chosen annually from nominations submitted to The Royal Canadian Legion, and represents all Canadian mothers who have lost a child in the military service of Canada. For more information, visit The Royal Canadian Legion’s website at

Media information:
Rideau Hall Press Office

Parliamentary Press Gallery

Nujma Bond
The Royal Canadian Legion
613-591-3335 Ext. 241   

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