Oakville residents asked to watch Remembrance Day celebrations online

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Published October 29, 2021 at 2:31 pm

The Town of Oakville is taking all the necessary steps and precautions at its Remembrance Day celebrations to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. TOWN OF OAKVILLE PHOTO

Oakville is planning to have fewer attendees at its Remembrance Day celebrations this year.

In order to ensure the safety and health of those participating, the town is taking all the necessary steps and precautions, including having fewer people attend, to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Residents wishing to honour and remember Canada’s veterans and active service members are once again being encouraged to do it virtually.

To pay tribute to the men and women who have served our country bravely and continue to do so today, local residents can do so by:

  • wearing a poppy poppy and making a donation to the Poppy Fund;
  • observing two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. on November 11 wherever they are;
  • expressing their gratitude online through social media by using #OakvilleRemembers hashtag; and
  • joining the town’s livestream of the George’s Square Remembrance Day ceremony on November 11 at 10:45 a.m. (details below) to reduce the risk of exposure or spread of COVID-19.

This year’s celebrations in Oakville will take place at:

  • Chris Vokes Memorial Park cenotaph on November 7 from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • George’s Square on November 11 from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Memorial Park at the Trafalgar Memorial on November 11 from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For more information about Remembrance Day, visit oakville.ca.

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