Civic Ceremony of Remembrance

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10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cross of Sacrifice Macdonald Park

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 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 at the civic ceremony. There will be seating for veterans and people with disabilities.  The public is invited to watch the laying of the wreaths before the service.

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 11 a.m.
  • Ontario Street will be closed from West to Gore from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bells of Peace

At 4 p.m., the bell at St. George's Cathedral will be tolled 34 times for the 34 members of the Cathedral killed during the First World War. A procession of the Royal Military College of Canada band and an interfaith service (based on the celebration of the armistice) will follow. All faiths are welcome to attend. At the end of the service, at approximately 5 p.m., the main cathedral bell will ring 100 times to mark the centenary of the First World War. 

Civic Ceremony of Remembrance