Here’s What’s Happening for Remembrance Day in Mississauga
Over the next week, Mississauga will celebrate Remembrance Day and take the opportunity to honour our country's soldiers and veterans.
If you're interested in participating, you might want to know that in advance of Remembrance Day, the City of Mississauga will host a public ceremony on Friday, Nov. 9 to "pause and reflect on the sacrifices veterans made during times of conflict for the freedoms we enjoy today."
The ceremony will include a wreath laying component and a moment of silence to honour veterans and those who are still making sacrifices today.
The service, which will take place at the Mississauga Civic Centre Community Memorial (300 City Centre Drive) at the northwest corner of Celebration Square), will run from 10:45 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
The ceremony will take place outdoors, so the city is reminding attendees to dress accordingly.
In the event of severe weather, the ceremony will take place in the Great Hall, located on the ground floor of the Civic Centre.
If you cannot attend but want to see the service, it will be livestreamed here.
Remembrance Day - Sunday, November 11
Canada’s National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa will be streamed on Celebration Square's digital media screens.
If you want to view it from the Square, head down for 10:30 a.m.
REMEMBER 11-11 Poppy Exhibit
November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. To commemorate this, Parks & Forestry is hosting an event called REMEMBER 11-1. The project involved the community painting poppies on pieces of wood for Remembrance Day.
To learn more, click here.
Veterans Ride MiWay for Free on Remembrance Day
Canadian Forces veterans and their companion can ride MiWay for free on Remembrance Day (Sunday, Nov. 11). Veterans should wear items such as uniforms, medals or carry items that identify them as veterans to transit operators. As a mark of respect to Canadian veterans, all transit operators will stop their buses for two minutes of silence at 11:00 a.m. on November 11.
To learn more about other Remembrance Day events taking place across the city, click here.
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