Events Planned For The 80th Anniversary Of The Dieppe Raid On Friday

Wednesday August 17th, 2022

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The City of Windsor, in partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada, will host the Government of Canada In-Canada signature event commemorating the 80th Anniversary of The Dieppe Raid on Friday.

Events will take place in Dieppe Gardens:

  • Wreath-laying Ceremonies Ahead of Commemoration Event at 11:45am.  Government of Canada and Royal Canadian Air Force will lay a wreath at the Royal Canadian Air Force Monument.  Government of Canada and HMCS Hunter will lay a wreath at the Anchor Memorial Monument.
  • Ceremonial March at 12:10pm.  The parade will march from the Great Canadian Flag to the Red Beach Monument (Dieppe Monument), led by the Essex & Kent Pipes & Drums.
  • 80th Anniversary of The Dieppe Raid Signature Commemoration at 12:13pm.  Veterans Affairs Canada, our visiting Veterans and youth delegates, local Veterans and their loved ones, military representatives, dignitaries and other special guests will participate in the in-Canada signature commemoration event for the 80th Anniversary of The Dieppe Raid.
  • Wreath-laying Ceremonies After Commemoration Event at 1:04pm.  Government of Canada, our visiting Veterans and youth delegates, special guests from local organizations including the Essex and Kent Regiment and the Royal Canadian Legion, and Silver Cross Mother Theresa Charbonneau (mother of Corporal Andrew Grenon who was killed in action in Afghanistan) will lay wreaths at the Silver Cross Monument.

Those unable to attend but wish to view the 80th Anniversary of The Dieppe Raid signature commemoration event  can tune in to a livestream at www.facebook.com/CanadaRemembers.

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