Family Activity Of The Week: Remembrance Day

Gather your family and honour our veterans on Remembrance Day this weekend. Be sure to get your poppies and proudly display it on your left lapel, and be sure to stop and thank the volunteers who are selling the poppies. 

Also, check your local borough's calendar of events to find out how you can participate in your community's Remembrance Day services. Here's a sampling of things that will be going on:

- Each year the Outrement borough marks Remembrance Day with a ceremony at the Outrement Park Cenotaph, taking place on November 9th. Local elected officials, members of Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal, a 40-student choir from Collège Stanislas, and a delegation from the City of Montréal Police Service will participate in the ceremony.

- A Walk To Remember on November 10th at the Montreal West Cenotaph. Dr Robert Drummond will be giving a tour of selected Montreal West homes once being "home" to many War Veterans. The borough will also host a Remembrance Day Ceremony November 11th.

- On November 11th, Le Chœur polyphonique de Montréal (CPM) will highlight the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War by hosting a Messe de la Délivrance at 9:30am, a mass for choir, soloists, organist and brass instruments, which was composed in France in 1918 by Théodore Dubois to commemorate the end of hostilities. This Messe de la Délivrance is already on the program in several regions in France. It is relevant that it also be sung in Montreal. This music will not only bring together veterans, but also current members of the Canadian Armed Forces and an audience of all ages and from various backgrounds. Since the mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. and the cathedral is adjacent to Place du Canada, it will be easy for the audience to go there after the mass for the Remembrance Day celebration. 

- Also on November 11th at 4:30 (sundown) join St. Philip's Anglican Church in a commemorative bell ringing ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. Bells of Peace marks the occasion 100 years ago, when bells across Canada and around the world rang out to share the news: the Great War was over. As the sun goes down, bells will ring 100 times in communities across the country to honour the sarifices of Canadians who served in the 1914-1918 War, and to remember the cost of war, its impact on communities, and the promise of peace which generations of men and women have pursued in their service with our armed forces. The Royal Canadian Legion, in partnership with the Government of Canada, developed the Bells of Peace initiative. Learn more at legion.ca/bellsofpeace This event is open to the public and is free of charge.

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