Bells of Peace on the Peninsula

Bells of Peace

On November 11, 2018 at the going down of the sun, communities across Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with the ringing of 100 bells.  The ringing of bells emulates the moment in 1918 when church bells across Europe tolled as four years of war had come to an end.

To engage youth in this significant initiative, children with the help of schools and youth organizations, are encouraged to research, locate and place flags on the graves of Canadian Veterans of the Great War.

The Royal Canadian Legion, in partnership with the Government of Canada, encourage all communities to participate in Bells of Peace, a commemorative initiative marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War through a soundwave of bells as they toll 100 times from coast to coast to coast at the setting of the sun.

Legion Branches and communities will host commemorative ceremonies and special activities to help Canada Remember. At sunset on November 11th, the bells will ring at Parliament Hill, city halls, places of worship, military bases, Naval vessels and at ceremonies across the country to honour Canada's Veterans and commemorate the end of the First World War.

We ask that you participate in this event by participating in a ringing of bell  ceremony at 5:00PM our time in remembrance of our World War l Veterans who came from the Peninsula, lived on the Peninsula or are buried in our cemeteries on the Peninsula.

On November 11, 1918 church bells rang out spontaneously across the country to celebrate the signing of the “Armistice.” After four brutal years … and so many young men and women dead or injured…the First World War was officially over.

One hundred years ago on November 11th, 1918, relief and joy swept our land. And as we commemorate Armistice 100 we mark the occasion through the Royal Canadian Legion Bells of Peace ceremony.

November 11th, 2018 at dusk, bells will toll 100 times. With each peal, we will remember the close to 66-thousand Canadians and Newfoundlanders at that time, who were killed in the First World War … the 172-thousand wounded … and the countless others who suffered invisible yet painful wounds.

We also remember the total number of Canadians who served our country during that war – over 650 thousand people.

At the setting of the sun, 5:00 PM, we promise them … and their descendants … that we will never forget their sacrifices.

Services will be held at the following locations on November llth at 5pm

RCL Peninsula Br. 62
Summerville United Church
Long Reach United Church
Westfield United Church
Trinity Anglican Church
All Saints Anglican Church
St. James Anglican Church
Long Reach Fire Department

Should you have any questions or need more information please feel free to contact me by my email above or 763-3009 or going to the dominion command website email

Hope you can help us commemorate Armistice 100.