Crowds gather for Armistice Day on Granville Street north of Georgia Street on Nov. 11, 1919.
Armistice Day, now known as Remembrance Day, was first marked in Canada on Nov. 11, 1919. That date marked the one-year anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War.
Today marks the 100-year anniversary of the end of the war.
Nanaimo ceremony in the hall of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256 Nanaimo, 1630 E. Wellington St., from 7 to 8 a.m. Followed by breakfast, 9 a.m., or a beef on a bun and salad lunch, noon; facebook.com/Branch10LegionNanaimo.
An article from The Guardian.