Indigenous Veterans Day — Nov. 8
Remembrance Day — Nov. 11


Indigenous Veterans Day

Aboriginal Veterans Day was established in Manitoba in 1994 and has since spread across the country to other provinces and has been renamed Indigenous Veterans Day. Recognized annually on Nov. 8, Indigenous Veterans Day is a day to recognize and acknowledge the many contributions and sacrifices of Indigenous Peoples to Canada’s war efforts and peacekeeping reputation.

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is a day for all Canadians to remember the men and women who served and sacrificed for our country. It is a day we encourage every individual, young and old, to pause, to give thanks and to remember.
The Remembrance Day Ceremony has played a major role in Remembrance since 1931. Every year, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we gather in memorial parks, community halls, workplaces, schools and homes to stand in honour of all who have fallen.

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Remembrance Day Gathering

Friday, November 11
Ian Beddis Gymnasium
10:45 a.m.

Traditional songs (Philip Davis)

Opening words
(Lynn Wells, Provost and Vice-President, Academic)

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

“We will remember them.”

“The Last Post” (bugler Natalie Bennett)

Moment of silence

“Reveille/Rouse” (Bugler)

“The Flowers of the Forest” (piper Ethan Flynn)

“They were young, as we are young,
They served, giving freely of themselves.
To them, we pledge, amid the winds of time,
To carry their torch and never forget.
We will remember them.”

“We will remember them.”

“O Canada” (led by Billy Sadler)
“In Flanders Fields” (Jamie Elliott)
“Amazing Grace” (piper)
Placing of wreaths
Concluding words
Traditional songs

Other local ceremonies

MunicipalityLocationDate and Time More Information
Fort Erie Stevensville Memorial Hall
2508 Stevensville Rd., Stevensville
Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2
Fort Erie Cenotaph at intersection of Ridgeway Rd. and Farr Ave., RidgewayFriday, Nov. 11 at 11
Fort Erie 130 Garrison Rd., Fort ErieFriday, Nov. 11 at 10:45 a.m.
GrimsbyCenotaph at Grimsby Museum, 6 Murray St., GrimsbyFriday, Nov 11 at 10:30
LincolnCenotaph at Jordan Lion’s Park, 2769 Fourth Ave., Jordan StationWednesday, Nov. 9 at 11
LincolnCenotaph at Jacob Beam School, 4300 William St., BeamsvilleFriday, Nov. 11 at 11
Niagara Falls Cenotaph beside the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Fairview Cemetary, 4501 Stanley Ave., Niagara FallsFriday, Nov. 11 at 10:45 a.m.
Niagara-on-the-LakeCenotaph near intersection of Queen St. and King St., Niagara-on-the-LakeFriday, Nov. 11 at 10:30
Niagara-on-the-LakeCenotaph at intersection of Niagara Parkway and Queenston St., Queenston Friday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m.
PelhamVeterans Park, 141 Hwy. 20 E., FonthillFriday, Nov. 11 at 10:45
Port Colborne Cenotaph at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park, 160 Sugarloaf St., Port ColborneFriday, Nov. 11 at 10:30
Port ColborneCenotaph at Cedar Bay Centennial Park, 2767 Vimy Rd., Port ColborneFriday, Nov. 11 at 10:45 a.m.
St. CatharinesCenotaph at intersection of Ann St. and Main St., St. CatharinesSunday, Nov. 6 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
St. Catharines Cenotaph at Memorial Park, 6 St. Paul St. W., St. CatharinesFriday, Nov. 11 from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
St. Catharines Cenotaph at intersection of Merritt St. and Walnut St., St. CatharinesFriday, Nov. 11 from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m.
ThoroldCenotaph at Memorial Park, 13 Albert St. E, ThoroldFriday, Nov. 11 at 10:55
WainfleetCenotaph at intersection of Park St. and Sugarloaf St., WainfleetFriday, Nov. 11 at 10:45
WellandCenotaph at Chippawa Park
128 Fitch St., Welland
Friday, Nov. 11 at 10:45
Welland383 Morningstar Ave. Friday, Nov. 11 at 10:45
West LincolnCenotaph at 172 St. Catharines St., SmithvilleFriday, Nov. 11 at 10:30

Let us never forget.

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