Armistice marked by parade, flyby
Downtown Remembrance Day ceremonies on Sunday will disrupt traffic from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as a military parade, a 21-gun salute and a helicopter flyby also mark the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War. A perimeter formed by Robert-Bourassa Blvd. (formerly University St.), René-Lévesque Blvd., Metcalfe St. and Ste-Catherine St. will contain the ceremonies, which will take place at Place du Canada. A 21-gun salute will begin at 11 a.m. with a single shot, then continue at one-minute intervals beginning at 11:02 a.m. from a battery of artillery deployed on René-Lévesque Blvd. Soldiers from the 34th Canadian Brigade-Group and other formations will parade from the Régiment de Maisonneuve Armoury on Cathcart St. to Place du Canada. Also at 11 a.m., a flyby will be carried out over downtown by two Royal Canadian Air Force helicopters from 438 Tactical Helicopter Squadron.