Remembrance Day commemorations 2019 [fr]
France and Canada have a unique bond, which shines even more so on days like November 11th, Remembrance Day. A day for sharing and keeping History alive so as to Never Forget.
In Victoria, Honorary Consul, Christopher Minel, took part in the commemmorations held at Ecole Victor Brodeur school, presided by Bertrand Dupain, its Director, and with special guest Canadian Veteran Mr Vaughn, awarded the Legion of Honor last September by Consul General of France, Philippe Sutter.
Consul General, Philippe Sutter, took part in the commemmorations held at the French international school Cousteau in North Vancouver alongside Mrs Jane Thornthwaite, North Vancouver MLA and with very special guest, WWII Canadian Veteran, Mr Jack Burch. He exchanged with the students who had many questions for him.
The event was filmed by Radio Canada for the evening news show, broadcasted Friday November 8th (starts at 8’17).
Consul General took part in the official commemmorations of North Vancouver, alongside Mr Jonathan Wilkinson, Federal Minister, as well as several members of the Amicale des anciens combattants français de Colombie Britannique. Consul General laid a wreath in the name of the French Republic and gave a speech later on on the importance of our cooperation.
In Vancouver, Deputy Consul General, Irène Ifrah; in Victoria, Honorary Consul, Christopher Minel, and in Calgary, Honorary Consul, Roy Klassen, represented France by also laying a wreath on the respective cities’s war memorials.
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