Remembrance Day events from Pickering to Clarington vary across the Region

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Published November 8, 2021 at 1:12 pm

Remembrance Day this Thursday will see a variety of events across Durham Region, each as unique as the communities themselves.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic some municipalities have opted not to move online, while others are going ahead with traditional ceremonies and even parades.

Find out how your community will honour its veterans below.

Ajax

  • The Ajax Legion, Branch 322, at 111 Hunt Street will host a ceremony at 11 a.m. Members will have access to the Clubhouse after the ceremony.

Beaverton 

  • The Beaverton Legion, Branch 135, at 17 Mara Road will have a socially distanced ceremony at their cenotaph at 11 a.m. The parade has been cancelled.

Bowmanville

  • Bowmanville Legion, Branch 178, is holding a parade from the Legion at 109 King Street to the cenotaph at city hall on 40 Temperance Street.

Cannington

  • The Cannington Legion, Branch 186, will have its ceremony in MacLeod Park at 72 Peace Street at 10:45 a.m

Newcastle

  • A ceremony will be held at the 72 King Street cenotaph starting at 10:30 a.m.

Oshawa

  • Like last year, Oshawa is holding a virtual event after cancelling the usual ceremony at Memorial Park. Residents can watch on RogersTV starting at 10:30. The usual parade has also been cancelled. The city is asking residents not to go to Memorial Park to protect public health.

Pickering

  • The Pickering Legion is also hosting a virtual event on Youtube. However the Pickering Legion, Branch 606, will also be hosting a parade and a ceremony a 1 The Esplande starting at 10:45 a.m.

Port Perry 

  • The Port Perry Legion, Branch 419, and the town are holding a ceremony at the Town Hall on 181 Perry Street, but due to COVID-19 it will be invite-only.

Sunderland

  • The Sunderland Legion, Branch 141, is hosting an event at the cenotaph. Members will march to the monument starting at 10:45, before hosting a small outdoor luncheon afterwards.

Uxbridge

  • The Uxbridge Legion, Branch 170, is hosting a short parade starting at the Uxbridge Library down Brock and Toronto Streets before a small ceremony at their cenotaph. There will be no wreaths laid this year.

Whitby 

  • The Brooklin Whitby Legions are hosting private events this year. Residents can view the national ceremony on Facebook.

Region Wide

  • ConnectingGTA will be driving from Oshawa’s Pathwise Credit Union to the Scarborough Boston Pizza to raise money for veterans. They will be donating $10,000 to the Ajax, Oshawa and Scarborough Legions.
  • The Poppy drive is still operating at locations all over the Region
  • Honour Our Veterans banners will continue to fly throughout the Region, each spotlighting a local veteran.
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