A ceremony to honour Queen Elizabeth II will be held at Victoria’s Christ Church Cathedral on Monday, Sept. 19, coinciding with the federal holiday to mark the monarch’s passing.
First, a procession will take place at 10:15 a.m., beginning at the B.C. Legislature then travelling to Christ Church Cathedral.
It will include B.C. Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin, Premier John Horgan, members of the Canadian Armed Forces and others, and will include a 21-gun salute.
The 11 a.m. ceremony at Christ Church Cathedral will then be led by Reverend M. Ansley Tucker.
Experts say they expect Queen Elizabeth II’s memorial to draw a large crowd.
Those who cannot attend as seating will be limited will be able to livestream the event on the cathedral’s website.
More details are expected to be released about the memorial service in the coming days.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Monday will be a federal holiday to mourn the Queen’s passing, which will apply to federal employees and those in federally regulated industries.
B.C. Premier John Horgan says B.C. will follow suit, giving public sector employees the day off and shuttering schools and some Crown corporations.