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Canadian Commemorative Service 2017

The Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao will host the 70th Canadian Commemorative Ceremony on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Sai Wan War Cemetery.        

This year will mark the 70th anniversary of the Canadian Commemorative Ceremony, which the Canadian office in Hong Kong has held, uninterrupted, since 1947. The ceremony honours the sacrifices made by Canadian soldiers, as well as other Allied and local forces, during the Battle of Hong Kong and in the subsequent occupation years.  The ceremony has grown over the years from a small service attended mainly by the Canadian community to a significant remembrance event which today hosts over 400 people from Hong Kong, Canada, and other regions.

The Consulate General of Canada is honoured to be joined by the Premier of Ontario, The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, on this special occasion.

Date:  Sunday, December 3, 2017
Time: 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. (Please arrive by 9:30am.)
Location: Sai Wan War Cemetery, Cape Collinson Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong

Consul General Jeff Nankivell will be available following the ceremony for a photo opportunity and to answer brief questions from the media about the commemoration.  For longer interviews, please contact us in advance.

Please fill out the media registration form below and return via email by noon Friday, December 1, 2017.  Please note that there is no parking at the cemetery. Complimentary shuttle buses will depart at 8:45 a.m. from Edinburgh Place (next to the General Post Office), Central, and return following the service.  

  1. Full Name
  2. Title/Position
  3. Media Outlet
  4. Email
  5. No. of seats on the shuttle service required

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Cindy Tang
Public Affairs Officer
Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao
Tel: (852) 3719-4756



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