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Remembrance Day civic ceremony and City schedule

November 4, 2015 –

The City's Remembrance Day Civic Ceremony takes place at the Cross of Sacrifice Cenotaph on King Street at the foot of George Street on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Wreaths will be laid at the Cross of Sacrifice ahead of the ceremony by community groups, starting at 9:15 a.m. and by veteran and military groups starting at 10:15 a.m. The public is welcome to watch the laying of the wreaths ahead of the civic ceremony.

For additional Remembrance Day Ceremony information view the City's event calendar.

This year's ceremony will note three key anniversaries:

  • the 100th anniversary of In Flanders Fields, the poem written by Canadian Major John McCrae in 1915 during the First World War
  • the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
  • the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.  

The bilingual civic service will take place from 10:45 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Spectators should be in place by 10:40 a.m. to see the parade march on ahead of the service. An ASL Interpreter will be present during the Civic Ceremony. There will be seating for veterans and people with disabilities. 

To accommodate the day's activities:

  • King Street will be closed from Barrie to Lower University from 8:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Bagot Street will be closed from West to Barrie from 10 a.m. to noon.

Remembrance Day is a holiday observed by many municipal workers, creating some changes to municipal services:

Kingston Transit: Runs on its regular weekday service on Wednesday. Plan your bus trip with Google Transit: www.kingstontransit.ca/tripplanner

Kingston Access Services: Runs as usual. Call 613-542-2512 for more information.

Garbage, Green Bin and recycling: No collection Wednesday. Collection moves to the day after your normal pick-up day for the rest of the week. Receive collection reminders by phone, email or text – sign-up at www.CityofKingston.ca/collection. Or download the Kingston Waste app.

Administrative Offices: All administrative offices, including housing and social services and provincial offences, are closed Wednesday.

Utilities Kingston and Kingston Hydro: Open.

Kingston Area Recycling Centre: Closed.

Artillery Park Aquatic Centre: Open.

INVISTA Centre and INVISTA Fitness & Wellness Centre: Open.

CaraCo Home Field: Open for booked users Wednesday.

Arenas: Open.

Libraries: Open.

Portsmouth Olympic Harbour: Closed.

Grand Theatre Box Office: Open. (The Grand's administrative office is closed Wednesday.)

CORRECTED: MacLachlan Woodworking Museum: Closed.

Pump House Steam Museum: Closed. 

Plan your bus trip with Google Transit: www.kingstontransit.ca/tripplanner

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality - - ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.  Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.