This Monday, September 19th, a ceremonial procession and commemorative service will be held to honour the memory of the late Queen.
The procession is set to begin at the Parliament Building in downtown Victoria and will be a walking procession on closed streets to Christ Church Cathedral located at 930 Burdett Avenue.
It has not been released as to which streets the route will take those in the procession along.
Of those in the procession Premier John Horgan, Lieutenant Governor of BC Jane Austin, members of the Canadian Armed Forces and other dignitaries have confirmed they will be attending.
There will be a 21-gun salute in accordance with tradition for any occasion a head of state or a head of government passes.
Christ Church Cathedral’s service for the late Queen will be led by the Reverend M. Ansley Tucker and is set to get underway at 11 a.m.
Public seating for the service will be limited but the public will be able to livestream the service.
Earlier today the federal government announced that September 19th will be a national holiday henceforth to honour Queen Elizabeth II. However, provincial governments have the power to decide if it will be recognized as a provincial holiday.
For the time being, only federal employees will receive the day off as the new holiday is not recognized as a statutory (stat) holiday.
Queen Elizabeth’s commemorative procession and service:
- Procession – Parliament Buildings – 501 Belleville Street
- Commemorative Service – Christ Church Cathedral – 930 Burdett Avenue
- Procession – 10:15 a.m.
- Commemorative Service – 11 a.m.