Every year at Beechwood we host a series of special community events, most of which are open to the public and free of charge. Some of the events include our Annual Historical Walking Tour with costumed actors, our Christmas Candlelight Service with carolling and tree lighting, and our multi-faith, bilingual Annual Memorial Service, which we have done for over 40 years.

We host occasional educational lectures by local historians and teachers, concerts by the Ottawa Chamberfest and a Memorial Butterfly Release for bereaved families.

Beechwood has partnered with local groups and charities to better serve our community. In association with Wreaths Across Canada, we lay wreaths on headstones in all sections of the National Military Cemetery. As a partner with the Department of National Defence, we hold a Remembrance Day Service.

We invite you, your family and your friends to join us for our many special events that take place throughout the year.

Sep 23

Lighting of the Memorial Flame

Plan to be there for this historic event on Saturday, September 23, 2017
Annual Canadian Police and Peace Officers Weekend

Lighting of the Memorial Flame at the RCMP National Memorial Cemetery at Beechwood
commemorating our members who served Canada and their families.

A ceremony is being planned to light the memorial flame, the latest addition at the site. The memorial flame will be used during special events, parades and funerals. The memorial flame is surrounded by two black granite columns; one holds on its pinnacle a marble globe representing Canada’s contribution to international policing; the second holds a bronze statue of Lady Justice as a feature linking police to the democratic system of justice in our country.

Details will follow soon. The event is being organized by the RCMP Veterans’ Association, Ottawa Division; the Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in collaboration with the Ottawa Police Service.

Nov 11
Annual Events

Remembrance Day

10:30 am

Military members of the National Capital Region and their families and friends are invited to observe the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces (NMC) on Saturday, November 11th, 1030hrs. NMC is located within Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa. Military members should be dressed in service dress 1A, issued raincoat, or gabardine & black gloves depending on weather conditions. Free parking within the cemetery is available on a first-come-first serve basis.

Location : National Military Cemetery
Contact : WO Julie Archambault: 613-741-9530

Dec 3
Annual Events

Wreaths Across Canada

01:30 pm

Location : National Military Cemetery
Contact : Erika Wagner; 613-741-9530 ext 122

Dec 10
Annual Events

Christmas Candlelight Service

06:00 pm

You are invited to participate in Beechwood’s Christmas Candlelight Service on Sunday December 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

A special way to remember loved ones, our service features a candlelight memorial with carols and a tree-lighting ceremony.

We encourage you to bring an ornament to place on our outdoor tree in memory of a loved one. A non perishable food item for the Food Bank would be appreciated. Our event is outdoors, please dress warmly. Hot beverages will be served.

Location : Beechwood National Memorial Centre
Contact : 613-741-9530,