Here's everything that's happening this Remembrance Day in Mississauga
The City of Mississauga is doing a few different things to commemorate and remember those who served in war, and one of those things is offering veterans free MiWay rides on Remembrance Day.
On Monday, Nov. 11, Canadian Forces veterans and their companions can ride MiWay for free.
The city says 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 a.m. on November 11.
Residents should also note that on Nov. 11, GO Transit will offer veterans, a companion and currently serving members of the Canadian military free travel.
There will be other Remembrance Day ceremonies as well.
The city will host a public ceremony on Nov. 11 to pause and reflect on the sacrifices veterans made for the freedoms enjoyed today.
The ceremony will include a wreath-laying component and a moment of silence to honour veterans who have died in the line of duty and those who continue to make sacrifices today.
The event will take place at the Mississauga Civic Centre Community Memorial (the northwest corner of Celebration Square at 300 City Centre Drive) from 10:30 am to 11:20 am.
The ceremony will take place outdoors, so attendees are advised to dress accordingly.
Residents can also check out the Remember 11-11 Poppy Display
Following the 2018 painted wooden poppy project, the city's Parks, Forestry and Environment division is making a minimum of 1,111 poppy-shaped seed balls out of wildflower seeds and soil to support native pollinators and serve as a living tribute to our soldiers.
The seed balls have been created by residents and community groups during events throughout the year. They will be collectively displayed at Celebration Square from Nov. 9 to 12.
After that, they will be placed in natural areas around Mississauga to promote the growth of wildflowers and provide habitat for pollinators.
If you can't make it to the ceremony, you can watch the live stream on the City of Mississauga Facebook page beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Remembrance Day Ceremonies across Mississauga
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Royal Canadian Legion - Cooksville Branch 582
456 Hensall Circle, Mississauga, ON
Parade Time: 10:15 a.m.
Start Location: Cooksville Legion
Monday, November 11, 2019
Royal Canadian Legion - Port Credit Branch 82
35 Front Street North, Mississauga, ON
Parade Time: 9:30 a.m.
Start Location: Port Credit Branch 82
Church Service: Trinity-St. Paul, Port Credit, 26 Stavebank Road
Ceremony Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Cenotaph at Vimy Park, 29 Stavebank Road
Reception: Port Credit Branch 82
Royal Canadian Legion - Streetsville Branch 139
101 Church Street, Mississauga, ON
Parade to Cenotaph: 10:30 a.m.
Start Location: Streetsville Legion
Ceremony Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Streetsville Cenotaph/Streetsville Village Square
The Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra Pays Tribute to War Veterans
On Sunday, Nov. 10, the Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra will begin their 2019/20 season with a concert in the Living Arts Centre that will celebrate living in a time of peace while remembering those who served in the conflicts of the past.
Titled A Celebration of Peace and Remembrance, the two-hour concert will feature popular and classical works, including Amazing Grace, Fanfare and Flourishes, Gustav Holst’s Jupiter, and Dies Irae from W.A. Mozart’s Requiem. Tickets are
$30. Complimentary underground parking is included with every ticket purchase. The concert will begin
at 3:00 pm.
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