Remembrance Day - Nov 11th
Running Order & Parade Info:
10:30am - March Off to Grandview Park from Britannia Community Centre
10:45am - Arrive Grandview Park Cenotaph
11:11am - Two Minutes of Silence
11:30am - Parade to Canadian Legion 179
Parade reforms and marches down Commercial Drive, to Legion #179, passing the Reviewing Stand, where two members of Legion #179, Comrade Peter Salmon, President and Life Member and Comrade Reid Lewis, Life Member will take the salute.
Royal Canadian Legion 179 - Grandview Collingwood
2205 Commercial Drive
4:30pm to 10:00pm - Entertainment, Food and Beverages at Royal Canadian Legion 179 - Grandview Collingwood
At the Legion, we hold the sacred trust of ensuring the tradition of remembrance is observed by Canadians every year at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month.
This tradition dates back to the First World War when the guns fell silent, marking the end of military conflict and the Remembrance of those who would never return home. The National Poppy and Remembrance Campaign raise funds for veterans and their families, the new military and others who are disadvantaged.
Attend a Remembrance Day Ceremony.
Make a donation to help local Veterans in need.
Every November 11th Branch #179 participates in Remembrance Day Ceremonies at the Grandview Cenotaph located at Commercial Drive and William Street in Grandview Park. This shaft was dedicated on 11 November 1959, in memory of “Our Fallen Comrades”. Located behind the shaft on the wall is the original plaque that was located on the cairn that was replaced by the shaft. The original cairn was dedicated on 12 November 1928.
The Current Plaque on the Cenotaph reads:
IN MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN COMRADES “AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN, AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM”
DEDICATED: NOVEMBER 11, 1959
ERECTED BY: RCL GRANDVIEW BRANCH 179, AND THE CITIZENS OF GRANDVIEW
The Old Plaque on the Cairn that the Current Plaque replaced reads:
THIS WAS THE ORIGINAL PLAQUE ON THE MEMORIAL CAIRN DEDICATED ON NOV. 12, 1928 BY HON. R.L. MAITLAND
LEST WE FORGET IN MEMORY OF MEN AND WOMEN OF THE GRANDVIEW DISTRICT WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY.
For more information regarding our Military and Community Memorials visit the National Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials (NICMM) web site.