Next-of-Kin Dinner and Candlelight Vigil 2023

Next-of-Kin Dinner
Saturday, September 23rd, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sir John A. Macdonald Building, 144 Wellington Street
To welcome both new and returning families to Ottawa, we invite families attending the Memorial to a buffet dinner that will be held at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building at 144 Wellington Street, in Ottawa. The dinner will be held across the street from Parliament Hill. When the dinner is done, all those in attendance will travel across the street to attend the Vigil. Enclosed within the itinerary is a form where we ask you to inform us of any food restrictions. Important note: Admission to dinner is limited to those who register in advance.

Candlelight Vigil
Saturday, September 23rd, 8:15 – 8:45 p.m., Glass panels at the Summer Pavilion on the West corner, Parliament Hill
Immediately following the Welcoming Reception and Dinner, families are invited to travel across the street to Parliament Hill to attend a Candlelight Vigil at the glass panels at the Summer Pavilion in the West corner, behind Centre Block. The Vigil is a beautiful outdoor ceremony to commemorate those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Families will have a chance to view their loved one’s name by candlelight forever etched on the glass panels in remembrance.

Please note, registration is required. For registration or any questions or concerns, please contact Aline Vlasceanu, Chair, Next-of-Kin subcommittee at 1-877-232-2610 or via email at CRCVC@CRCVC.CA