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TORONTO (November 07, 2014) – Paying tribute to all those who serve in Canada’s military, CTV’s REMEMBRANCE DAY 2014 unites Canadians across the country in solemn celebration of the courage, dedication, and sacrifice of true Canadian heroes. Airing nationally this Tuesday, Nov. 11, live at 10:30 a.m. ET on CTV, CTV Two, and CTV News Channel, CTV News’ Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme helms the special, uninterrupted 90-minute broadcast, live from Canada’s National War Memorial in Ottawa.
A robust panel joins LaFlamme to provide rich historical context and commentary during REMEMBRANCE DAY 2014, including CTV News Political Correspondent Craig Oliver and General (Ret.) Rick Hillier, former Chief of Defence Staff for the Canadian Forces, who commanded the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. Also on hand to deliver a first-hand look at the National War Memorial ceremony as it unfolds are CTV News Ottawa Bureau Chief and host of QUESTION PERIOD Robert Fife, along with CTV News Reporter Mercedes Stephenson.
Additional Remembrance Day coverage on November 11 includes:
Canada AM (6 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET on CTV)
Throughout the morning on Remembrance Day, CANADA AM examines this country’s role in liberating the Netherlands and its work to keep the memories of the Canadians who served alive. CANADA AM interviews the Calgary Opera’s Bob McPhee about the Canadian premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night, which was inspired by the story of First World War combatants who laid down their weapons in a spontaneous truce on Christmas Eve 1914. TSN’s Brian Williams stops by to share details of his Remembrance Day tribute to Canadian hockey legend Frank McGee. And, dedicating his life to ensuring the contributions of Canadian veterans are not forgotten, Second World War veteran Jim Parks sits down with CANADA AM to discuss his willingness to share painful memories with children in schools across the city. Parks is joined by students from Greenbank Public School in a recitation of the iconic Remembrance Day poem, In Flanders Fields.
For viewers in Toronto, CP24’s extensive Remembrance Day coverage begins at 8 a.m. ET with Traffic/Safety Specialist Cam Wooley reporting live on site at the 86th annual Sunrise Ceremony held by the Royal Canadian Legion at Prospect Cemetery. Then at 10 a.m. ET, Ann Rohmer and Stephen LeDrew co-host live Remembrance Day coverage, with CP24’s Rena Heer and Karmen Wong on-site at Old City Hall to take viewers inside Toronto’s Remembrance Day Ceremony. Live streaming of Toronto’s local, provincial, and federal Remembrance Day ceremonies will also be available on CP24.com.
Edmonton viewers are invited to unite in two minutes of silence in honour of those who have sacrificed their lives for this country by turning to EDMONTON’S REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY, beginning at 10:59 a.m. MT. CTV News Edmonton Chief Anchor Daryl McIntyre hosts the special half-hour, uninterrupted broadcast live from Edmonton’s City Hall Cenotaph, the city’s revered war memorial. Viewers are offered a look at the live ceremony as it unfolds, featuring the Loyal Edmonton Regiment, Alberta’s oldest infantry regiment.
Calgary viewers can turn to CALGARY’S REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY beginning at 10:59 a.m. MT, to join Calgarians in a united two minutes of silence to honour the dedication and sacrifice of Canada’s war heroes. CTV NEWS AT 6 Anchor Tara Nelson hosts the half-hour special as it unfolds live from The Military Museums of Calgary.
Viewers in Vancouver can turn to LEST WE FORGET, CTV News Vancouver’s special live coverage of Vancouver’s Remembrance Day Ceremony. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. PT, CTV NEWS AT 6 Co-Anchors Tamara Taggart and Mike Killeen host 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 News Vancouver’s premier storyteller Mike McCardell joins the broadcast with his unique and heartfelt insights into this special day.
The CTV News digital team delivers a live view of events taking place at Ottawa’s National War Memorial across all platforms on CTVNews.ca and on CTV News GO available on mobile devices. In addition, a dedicated Remembrance Day portal will feature a social media map of the National War Memorial in Ottawa, along with interactive graphics, accompanied by extensive coverage on the centenary of the First World War, as well as blog entries, photo galleries, extended video, and more.
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