The city is honouring Montrealers who lost their lives to COVID-19, joining the government of Québec and its towns and cities in holding a Day of Remembrance for victims of the virus.
Premier François Legault announced that March 11 will be Québec’s annual Day of Remembrance for COVID-19 victims.
The event is an opportunity to pay tribute to COVID-19 victims, offer condolences to their loved ones and recognize the colossal work of healthcare workers, essential workers and city teams that have been mobilized since the pandemic began and continue their tireless work today. 2020 showed that Montrealers can face challenges from a place of resilience and solidarity.
A commemoration ceremony will be held beginning at 12:45 p.m. Mayor Valérie Plante, elected officials and city administrative staff will be in attendance. A moment of silence will be observed at 1 p.m. all across Québec.