Face-to-face anniversary ceremonies will be held in some cities this year

Canadians who want to pay tribute to veterans who have sacrificed their lives for the country, and Canadians who are still serving, are not watching events on TV or online for COVID, but some this year. You can choose to attend a direct Remembrance Day ceremony in the city. -19 bars.


Royal Society of Canada Presentation Canadians can attend the National Anniversary Ceremony on November 11th at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa. Legion said it was made possible by changes in crowd restrictions by the Government of Ontario and the city of Ottawa.

Participants should wear masks and observe measurements of social distance.

The ceremony, which begins around 10:45 am, includes many traditional elements such as playing a last post, observing a two-minute silent prayer, and arranging garlands.

The ceremony will also be broadcast live on TV and on TV Facebook.. According to the city, access to the roads around the monument before and during the ceremony will be closed from 7 am to 1 pm.


City of Toronto To tell The Remembrance Day ceremony will take place throughout the city on November 11th at 10:45 am. Canadians can attend ceremonies directly in several places, including the Cenotaph of the Old Town Hall of Toronto, the Scarborough War Memorial, and the Cenotaph of the Etobico Civic Center.

Live broadcast in the city will be broadcast YouTube channel Local TV station at 10:55 am on Remembrance Day. According to the city’s website, direct participants are advised to wear a mask or face cover if they cannot maintain a physical distance of 2 meters.

To commemorate the fallen hero, all Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) vehicles will stop for two minutes at 11:00 am on November 11. A window card labeled “Lest We Forget” will be placed on the TTC vehicle before Remembrance Day. The Toronto sign will turn red on November 11th.


The city of Edmonton will be hosting a short anniversary ceremony outdoors on November 11th at The Cenotaph in Town Hall Square. Due to the COVID-19 risk, there will be no indoor public ceremony inside the city hall this year. Website Said.

From 10:40 am local time, onlookers will be required to observe public health measures similar to those in Ottawa and Toronto at outdoor ceremonies.

Free public transport is available on November 11th for veterans and active members in uniform or uniform and with identification cards showing past or present military service. Edmonton transportation, including buses and trains, stops at 11:00 am for 1 minute. Pay tribute to veterans “if safe”.

Also, there are no ceremonies held at the municipal graveyard. The city says the cemetery may serve as a place of “calm and quiet reflection”, but you still need to follow public health guidelines for those who choose to go to the cemetery on their anniversary.


The city of Calgary has taken a reduced approach to effectively hosting many of its rituals, but only some are allowed direct visits.

Military museum Southwestern Calgary is one of the places to invite the public to the outdoor Remembrance Day ceremony on November 11. However, this year’s participants are required to submit proof of double vaccination before entering the premises.

NS Hanger Flight Museum When Canada Headquarters in Canada Pacific A virtual ceremony will be held on Remembrance Day.


The annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at Victory Square, which attracts tens of thousands of people each year, will be the second consecutive virtual event for a pandemic. The ceremony will begin online streaming, which will be open to the public at 10:30 am on November 11.

Lynn Valley Corps According to the Royal Society of Canada, a short outdoor ceremony will be held in North Vancouver from 10:50 am on November 11. The general public is required to stand across the street and follow the COVID-19 protocol. The wreath is pre-arranged.


Montreal has also reduced its second year Remembrance Day ritual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

West mount When Montreal West Both hosted a public ceremony last weekend. The main event at Place du Canada will take place on November 11th at 11:00 am, but will not be open to the public.

Other notable compliance items

Canadian flag The nation, which was dropped on the half-mast of November 8 for Indigenous Veterans Day, was lifted again at sunset so that it could be dropped on Memorial Day to honor Canadian Veterans and war dead. increase.

This year also celebrates the 100th anniversary of Poppy. Inspired by John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields,” Madame Anna Guerlain raised money for veteran needs and remembered those who died during World War I. After having the idea of ​​distributing poppies on the anniversary, poppies became a symbol of memory during World War I.

With files from Canadian Press

Isaac Theo


Isaac Teo is a Toronto-based Epoch Times reporter.