CTV's REMEMBRANCE DAY 2017 Commemorates Canada's Veterans, this Saturday, November 11
— November 7, 2017
– CTV News’ Lisa LaFlamme leads expansive, live coverage from Canada’s National War Memorial in Ottawa –
– National Remembrance Day Ceremony coverage also airs on CTV Two, CTV News Channel, and is livestreamed on CTVNews.ca, CTV.ca, CTV GO, and the CTV News GO app –
TORONTO (November 7, 2017) – CTV honours Canada’s heroes – the courageous men and women who serve and have served in Canada’s military – with the live, national CTV News special REMEMBRANCE DAY 2017, airing this Saturday, Nov. 11 beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET.
Airing on CTV, CTV Two, CTV News Channel, and livestreamed on CTVNews.ca, CTV.ca, the CTV GO app, and the CTV News GO app, the 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 2017 are CTV News’ Chief Political Commentator Craig Oliver; veterans advocate Master Cpl. (ret’) Paul Franklin, who served in Afghanistan and lost both legs in a roadside suicide bombing; and award-winning author and historian, Member of the Order of Canada, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Charlotte Gray.
Reporting throughout the special is CTV National News Ottawa Bureau Reporter Mercedes Stephenson, speaking with veterans, military families, and dignitaries gathering for the national Remembrance Day ceremony. And CTV London Bureau Chief Paul Workman reports live from Belgium, where there are commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. The epic First World War battle took the lives of 4,000 and injured another 12,000 of the 100,000-strong Canadian Corps.
Additional CTV News Remembrance Day coverage includes:
CTV News Channel
Beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET, CTV News’ 24-hour, national news network delivers a simulcast of REMEMBRANCE DAY 2017. In addition, CTV News Channel features ceremonies across the country honouring Canada’s war veterans.
For viewers in Toronto, CP24’s extensive Remembrance Day coverage begins on CP24 BREAKFAST beginning at 7 a.m. ET, live from the 89th annual Sunrise Ceremony held by the Royal Canadian Legion at Prospect Cemetery. Then at 10 a.m. ET, Nick Dixon hosts 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.
Viewers in Vancouver are invited to join LEST WE FORGET, 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, one-hour 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.
In addition to live streaming the national broadcast special REMEMBRANCE DAY 2017 and local services from 10 different cities across Canada, including CP24’s broadcast special, CTVNews.ca offers a number of special Remembrance Day features, including a focus on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. CTVNews.ca will also tell a multi-media story of a Canadian First World War veteran, whose diary and hundreds of letters shed light on what life was like as a PoW during the Battle of Ypres. Visitors can also find a photo gallery and extended video highlighting the service and sacrifice of Canada’s heroes.
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 16 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.