This year’s Remembrance Day marks 70 years since Canada’s first memorial for its veterans.
Nation-wide, people will gather on Monday, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, to commemorate the Canadians who sacrificed their lives fighting in war.
In Saskatoon a public remembrance service will be held on Monday at Credit Union Centre. This service begins at 9 a.m. CST.
In Regina, a public service will be held on the holiday at the Brandt Centre in Evraz Place, beginning at 10 a.m. There will also be a wreath laying memorial in Victoria Park at 10:45 a.m.
Remembrance Day will also see some civic services reduced or closed in the province's two largest cities.
Here’s what is closed in Regina on November 11:
- Regina City Hall and civic offices
- Transit Information Centre
- Neil Balkwill Gallery and the Art Gallery of Regina
Here’s what has reduced hours in Regina on November 11:
- Para-transit service available 9 a.m. until noon to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies only
- Riverside Memorial Park
- Civic Centres
Here’s what is closed in Saskatoon on November 11:
- Saskatoon City Hall
- All Saskatoon Public Library locations
- Transit Customer Service Center
- Cosmo Civic Centre
- Indoor Arenas
- Fitness Circuit & Terry Fox Track (in the SaskTel Sports Centre)
- Municipal Impound Lot will not be releasing vehicles to the public
Here’s what has reduced hours in Saskatoon on November 11:
- Saskatoon Transit will operate with regular Sunday/Holiday Service
- Access Transit will operate with regular Holiday Service from 8:15 am to 11:45 pm
- Transit Customer Service phone lines will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- All Civic Centres open at noon and run varying hours
For Canadians, Remembrance Day has come to symbolize the sacrifice of all Canadian fallen soldiers. The public holiday now serves as a tribute to men and women who gave their lives in the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, the Afghanistan conflict and peacekeeping missions.