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Major Events

Items highlighted in yellow are joint activities with the VAC delegation and/or the Port Perry High School group

Fri.
Dec. 2

Group arrives in Hong Kong

Sat.
Dec. 3

AM:       Plaque dedication at Coastal Museum

13:00     Bus Tour of Hong Kong

Sun.
Dec. 4

10:00     Commemorative ceremony and wreath-laying at Sai Wan Bay War Cemetery (283 Canadians)

 

11:00     Private visitation of cemetery and refreshments at Memorial Shelter

 

12:00     Short ceremony at the Stone of Remembrance at Sai Wan Memorial in honour of the Canadians who have no known graves and whose names are inscribed on the Memorial at the entrance to the cemetery (228 Canadians)

12:15   Burial of Memorial Capsule by students of the Port Perry area of Ontario

17:15     Reception hosted by Minister of Veterans Affairs for delegation, HKVCA group  and Port Perry group (at Canadian International School)

Mon. Dec. 5

09:30     Plaque dedication ceremonies at Lawson’s Bunker

11:00     Plaque dedication ceremonies at Jardine’s Lookout

12:00     Lunch at Repulse Bay (Victoria City Seafood Restaurant)

18:00     Group Dinner hosted by Royal Hong Kong Regiment (RHKR) The Volunteers and British Royal Legion (Hong Kong Jockey Club)

19:30     Evening reception hosted by the Royal Hong Kong Regiment (RHKR) at the HK Jockey Club

Tue.
Dec. 6

10:30   Wreath laying ceremony at Stanley Military Cemetery

11:30     Visit to St. Stephen’s School

18:30   Veterans’ Farewell Event - Hosted by VAC - Location TBC

Wed.
Dec. 7

10:00     Battlefields Tour

14:00     Visit Coastal Defence Museum

Fri.
Dec. 9

Depart Hong Kong for Canada

 

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