REMEMBRANCE DAY 2015 on CTV, this Wednesday, November 11
— November 9, 2015
– CTV News’ Lisa LaFlamme leads live, commemorative coverage from Canada’s National War Memorial in Ottawa –
– CTV delivers complete live-stream coverage to Canadians from coast to coast to coast on CTV.ca, CTVNews.ca, and the CTV GO and CTV News GO apps –
– Bell Media’s robust Remembrance Day programming honours Canadian veterans across local television, online, mobile, and GO platforms –
TORONTO (November 9, 2015) – CTV commemorates the service and sacrifice of true Canadian heroes – past and present – who serve and have served in Canada’s military with REMEMBRANCE DAY 2015. The live, national broadcast airs this Wednesday, Nov. 11 beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT on CTV, CTV Two, and CTV News Channel, and live-streamed on CTVNews.ca, CTV.ca, and the CTV GO and CTV News GO apps. CTV News’ Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme leads the uninterrupted 90-minute broadcast from the official National Remembrance Day ceremony held at Canada’s National War Memorial in Ottawa. A coordinated minute of silence in honour of Canada’s veterans will be held in all markets at 11 a.m. across CTV and CTV Two.
Joining LaFlamme to provide in-depth commentary and perspective are CTV News’ Chief Political Commentator Craig Oliver, CTV News Ottawa Bureau Chief and Host of QUESTION PERIOD Robert Fife, along with CTV News Reporter Mercedes Stephenson. Also on hand as the National Remembrance Day Ceremony unfolds are a range of special guests, including veterans advocate Master Cpl. Paul Franklin, who served in Afghanistan and lost both of his legs in a suicide bombing; and celebrated novelist Jane Urquhart, the internationally acclaimed author whose works include The Stone Carvers, centred on the building of the Vimy Memorial.
Additional Remembrance Day coverage on November 11 includes:
In addition to live-streaming the national broadcast special REMEMBRANCE DAY 2015, CTVNews.ca features robust online offerings centred on commemorating Remembrance Day, including a dedicated Remembrance Day portal prominently featuring an interactive graphic delving into the meaning of the iconic, 100-year-old poem In Flanders Field. In addition, the website includes photo galleries and extended video highlighting the service and sacrifice of Canada’s heroes, and listings of ceremonies taking place across Canada.
CANADA AM (6 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET on CTV and CTV News Channel)
Throughout Remembrance Day morning, CANADA AM delivers live interviews and reports from Ottawa and London, England, celebrating Canada’s war heroes, including an interview with Mrs. Sheila Anderson of Yellowknife, N.W.T., named the National Memorial Silver Cross Mother for 2015 by the Royal Canadian Legion. CANADA AM delivers a special tribute to Canada’s black war veterans, who overcame many obstacles to proudly serve in the Canadian Armed Forces. And, commemorating the 100th anniversary of In Flanders Fields, CANADA AM showcases the iconic poem as performed by Leonard Cohen. Finally, CANADA AM highlights a tree-planting project along Canada’s Highway of Heroes in honour of the country’s fallen soldiers.
For viewers in Toronto, CP24’s extensive Remembrance Day coverage begins on CP24 BREAKFAST live from the 87th 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 coverage of Toronto’s Remembrance Day Ceremony held at the cenotaph outside Old City Hall. Live-streaming of Toronto Remembrance Day ceremonies will also be available on CP24.com.
In Calgary, CTV viewers can turn to CALGARY’S REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY beginning at 10:58 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 Calgary’s CTV NEWS AT SIX Anchor Tara Nelson hosts the half-hour special as it unfolds live from The Military Museums of Calgary.
Viewers in Vancouver are invited to join LEST WE FORGET: REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY, CTV News Vancouver’s special live coverage of Vancouver’s Remembrance Day Ceremony. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. PT, CTV NEWS AT SIX Anchor Mike Killeen and CTV MORNING LIVE Anchor Keri Adams host the live, uninterrupted 60-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 is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 14 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.