The National Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony is an annual event at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa that is led and organized by the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem on behalf of the Government of Canada. Government leaders or representatives of each of the national parties deliver addresses in honour of the occasion. The event attracts about 500 to 600 people, which include foreign ambassadors, senators, Cabinet ministers, members of Parliament, teachers and students, and the community at large. Rabbi Reuven Bulka of Ottawa and H.E. Ambassador of Israel Rafael Barak also deliver addresses. Lighting of the Yad Vashem menorah and other emotional segments take place.
Following the event, there is a catered reception for all to enjoy and to mingle with the guests.
Sponsor: Canadian Society for Yad Vashem