Where to find Remembrance Day 2014 events in Waterloo Region
Here's a list of Remembrance Day ceremonies on Tuesday, November 11 across Waterloo Region and in Guelph.
There are three ceremonies taking place in Cambridge, associated with each of the three Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) branches.
- Galt: Meet at the RCL Branch 121 at 82 Ainslie Street, starting at 9:30 a.m. The parade will travel to the Cenotaph at Queen's Square and George St. North for the service at 10:30 a.m. The Idea Exchange library branch at Queen's Square will have music and refreshments before and after the ceremony.
- Hespeler: Service hosted by the RCL Branch 272. Participants should gather at 10:15 a.m. at the cenotaph at Old City Hall at 9 Tannery Street near Queen Street. The service starts at 10:30 a.m.
- Preston: Participants should meet at the RCL Branch 126 at 334 Westminster Dr. N. at 9:30 a.m. The parade will travel to the cenotaph at King St. and Argyle St. for the service, which starts at 10:30 a.m.
Guelph has a host of Remembrance Day activities at several locations.
- There will be a ceremony at McCrae House, at 108 Water Street starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 9:30 a.m. The venue is the birthplace of John McCrae, the doctor and soldier who wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields," Another ceremony, with the students of John McCrae Public School, will begin at 10:30 a.m.
- At 9:40 a.m., there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE) monument at Guelph Central Station at 70 Carden Street.
- A parade from Guelph Armoury begins at 9:50 a.m.
- A ceremony will be held at the Sleeman Centre at 50 Woolwich Street, with doors opening at 9:00 a.m. and remarks beginning at 10:20 a.m. The ceremony ends at 11:30 a.m., after which a parade will leave from the Sleeman Centre and head to the Guelph Cenotaph at the corner of Woolwich and Wyndham streets. It will then proceed back to Wyndham Street and St. Georges Square.
- Woodlawn Memorial Park, at 762 Woolwich Street, is holding a Remembrance Day ceremony that begins at 10:45 a.m. at the Veterans' Area.
Kitchener will host a Remembrance Day ceremony and parade. The parade will begins at Young Street at 10:15 a.m., and travels down King Street to the Kitchener Cenotaph at the corner of Frederick St. and Duke St. The ceremony will begin at 10:45 a.m., and is hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion, Fred Gies Branch 50.
Waterloo will host a Remembrance Day ceremony and parade. The parade begins at 19 Regina Street North, near the Royal Canadian Legion branch 530 office at 10:15 a.m., though service members are encouraged to start gathering at 10 a.m. The parade will march to the Waterloo Cenotaph behind Waterloo City Hall at 100 Regina St. S., where the service will start at 10:30 a.m.
There will be a service in New Hamburg, starting with a parade that begins at Hunter Street at 10:30 a.m. and travels to the cenotaph, next to the public library at 145 Huron Street.
There will be a dinner at the Royal Canadian Legion branch 469 in Elmira. Cocktails start at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7:00 p.m.
North Dumfries, Wellesley and Woolwich townships held Remembrance Day services over the weekend.