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10.20.2015

Government of Canada Commemoration

The Government of Canada will hold a ceremony at the National War Memorial on October 22, 2015, at 11 a.m., to commemorate the assault on Parliament Hill one year ago. The event will also honour the sacrifices of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo, and the bravery of the first responders. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and other dignitaries will attend the event. Dignitaries will lay wreaths and His Excellency will deliver an address on this occasion.

A 21-gun salute will be fired by 30th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery from the lawns of Parliament Hill around 11 a.m.

Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornets will conduct a flyby in the missing man formation over the National War Memorial at 11:20 a.m.

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

When: Thursday, October 22, 2015, 11 a.m.
Where: The National War Memorial, 30 Wellington Street, Ottawa
What: A ceremony to commemorate the assault on Parliament Hill and the deaths of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo.

The commemorative ceremony at the National War Memorial will result in numerous traffic impacts on downtown streets on Thursday, October 22 between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes when travelling downtown during this time.

Elgin Street between Albert Street and Wellington Street will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Wellington Street, eastbound, will be closed between Mackenzie Avenue and O’Connor Street from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Wellington Street, westbound, will be closed between Sussex Drive and Metcalfe Street from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Queen Street between O’Connor Street and Elgin Street will be open to local traffic only from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

OC Transpo Routes 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 12, 14, 18, and certain trips on Route 16 will be detoured during this period. For further information, please visit octranspo.com.

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