CTV’s REMEMBRANCE DAY 2016 Commemorates Canada’s Veterans, this Friday, November 11
— November 7, 2016
– CTV News’ Lisa LaFlamme leads expansive, live coverage from Canada’s National War Memorial in Ottawa –
– National Remembrance Day Ceremony coverage also delivered to Canadians digitally on CTVNews.ca and the CTV News GO app –
– CTV News’ robust Remembrance Day programming available across local television, online, mobile, and GO platforms –
TORONTO (November 7, 2016) – CTV honours Canada’s heroes – the courageous men and women who serve and have served in Canada’s military - with REMEMBRANCE DAY 2016, airing this Friday, November 11 beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET. Airing on CTV, CTV Two, CTV News Channel, and live streamed on CTVNews.ca and on the CTV News GO app, the live, national broadcast is helmed by CTV News’ Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme from Ottawa’s National War Memorial. The 90-minute broadcast unites Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast, saluting the bravery, dedication, and sacrifice of Canada’s heroic veterans.
Joining LaFlamme to provide further commentary, insight, and historical context on REMEMBRANCE DAY 2016 are CTV News’ Chief Political Commentator Craig Oliver, and Mercedes Stephenson, CTV National News Ottawa Bureau Reporter. Special guests also include Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, celebrated humanitarian and best-selling author; veterans advocate Master Cpl. Paul Franklin, who served in Afghanistan and lost both legs in a roadside suicide bombing; Minister of Veterans Affairs Kent Hehr; and Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. In addition, REMEMBRANCE DAY 2016 looks back at the First World War’s Battle of The Somme - which marked its 100th anniversary this past summer on July 1 - by exploring Canada’s past and future role in serving as peacekeepers internationally.
Additional CTV News’ Remembrance Day coverage includes:
In addition to live streaming the national broadcast special REMEMBRANCE DAY 2016 and local services from 10 different cities across Canada, CTVNews.ca features robust online offerings centred on commemorating Remembrance Day, including a focus on the Newfoundland Regiment’s contribution to the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel, highlighting the 100th anniversary of the First World War’s deadly Somme offensive. CTVNews.ca also takes a closer look at the current operations Canadian Armed Forces members are supporting around the world, provides a photo gallery and extended video highlighting the service and sacrifice of Canada’s heroes, and lists a wide range of Remembrance Day ceremonies taking place across Canada.
For viewers in Toronto, CP24’s extensive Remembrance Day coverage begins on CP24 BREAKFAST live from the 88th annual Sunrise Ceremony held by the Royal Canadian Legion at Prospect Cemetery. Then at 10 a.m. ET, Nick Dixon and Stephanie Smyth co-host live coverage of Toronto’s Remembrance Day Ceremony held at the cenotaph outside Old City Hall. Live streaming of Toronto Remembrance Day ceremonies will also be available on CP24.com.
CTV News Channel
Beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET, CTV News’ 24-hour, national news network delivers a simulcast of REMEMBRANCE DAY 2016. In addition, CTV News Channel features ceremonies across the country honouring Canada’s war veterans. Starting at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT, CTV News’ Mercedes Stephenson hosts a special edition of CTV News Channel’s marquee political program POWER PLAY, delivering more Remembrance Day coverage with key guests including Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr, and Tim Cook, historian at the Canadian War Museum.
In Calgary, CTV viewers can turn to CALGARY’S REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY 2016 beginning at 10:58 a.m. MT, as it joins Calgarians in a united two minutes of silence to honour the dedication and sacrifice of Canada’s war heroes. CTV Calgary’s CTV NEWS AT SIX’s Tara Nelson hosts the half-hour special as it unfolds live from The Military Museums of Calgary.
Viewers in Vancouver are invited to join CTV NEWS SPECIAL – REMEMBRANCE DAY, CTV Vancouver’s special live coverage of Vancouver’s Remembrance Day Ceremony. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. PT, CTV NEWS AT SIX’s Mike Killeen hosts the live, uninterrupted, 90-minute local broadcast from downtown Vancouver’s Victory Square. Honouring the sacrifices made by Canadian service men and women, CTV News Vancouver features exclusive live coverage of the Veteran’s Parade and Ceremonial Review following the official ceremony at the Victory Square Cenotaph.
CTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 15 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.