Tomorrow: Rememberance Day 2011

Every year on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, which marks the official end of World War 1,  people all over the city stop to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country then and since. Take the time to remember with your family this year. Here are a few ideas for Remembrance Day 2011.

Ontario’s Ceremony of Remembrance

How you can Remember. The annual ceremony will take place on the front lawn of the Ontario Legislature. There people can also take in the Veterans’ Memorial wall, dedicated to those who protect our country, and the laying of The People’s Wreath where the public can place a poppy on the flowerless wreath.

Remember the date. November 11, beginning at 10:45 am.

Historic Fort York and the Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery.

How you can Remember.  Best known for the Battle of York in the War of 1812, Historic Fort York is composed of original War of 1812 buildings as well as fascinating history. The Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery, just west of the fort, hosts a Remembrance Day Service as well as a processional parade leading to the cemetery.

Remember the date. November 11, beginning at 10:45 am.

The Toronto Zoo’s Remembrance Day Ceremony

How you can Remember. Veterans and general public can join in the ceremony remembering and honouring those who have served our country. Admission to the Toronto Zoo that day is free for veterans and those attending the ceremony.

Remember the date. November 11, from 9:30 to 11:00 am.

Cenotaph at Toronto Old City Hall

How you can Remember. Join thousands of others as they gather to remember at the Cenotaph at Toronto Old City Hall. Also broadcast live on TV and radio.

Remember the date. November 11, from 10:30 to noon.

A Concert of Remembrance by The Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation

How you can Remember. Listen to the High Park Choirs of Toronto, as well as soloists and the Choir of Christ Church Deer Park, at the Concert of Remembrance by the Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation.

Remember the date. November 11 from 7:30 to 8:45 pm.

Local Civic Centre Ceremonies

How you can Remember. Most local community centres will hold their own ceremonies on November 11, if they are closer and easier for you to attend. Check out Etobicoke Civic Centre,  North York Civic Centre, Scarborough Civic Centre, among others.

Remember the date. November 11. Check your local centre for times.

Help your children remember those who served their country this Remembrance Day.













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