TORONTO – On Wednesday, millions of Canadians will mark Remembrance Day and take the time to reflect on the sacrifices made by men and women for their country.
A majority of Canadians (82 per cent) believe Remembrance Day is still as relevant today as it was when it first began in the wake of the First World War, according to poll results released Monday. Three in 10 respondents (32 per cent) said they planned to attend a Remembrance Day ceremony.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to sit among veterans and other dignitaries in Ottawa Wednesday for the Remembrance Day ceremony. The Remembrance Day ceremony honours Canadian veterans who served during the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, and the war in Afghanistan.
Global News will live stream the National Ceremony from Ottawa from approximately 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ET. Visit Globalnews.ca Wednesday Nov. 11 for live coverage.
Global News reporters will also be reporting live from the ceremony in Ottawa and across the country. You can follow that coverage in a live blog found here.
Below is a look at some Remembrance Day ceremonies that will be held across the country. All times shown are in local time. Click here for a full list of events and ceremonies.
EVENT: Butterdome Remembrance Day Service – Edmonton
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EVENT: Remembrance Day Service – Calgary
EVENT: The Military Museums’ Remembrance Day Service – Calgary
EVENT: Field of Crosses– Calgary
EVENT: Parade, ceremony, Remembrance Day at the Legion – Delta
EVENT: Ceremony and parade at Victory Square – Vancouver
READ MORE: Okanagan Remembrance Day 2015 ceremonies
EVENT: Remembrance Day commemoration ceremony – North Vancouver
EVENT: Remembrance Day Service – Winnipeg
EVENT: Royal Winnipeg Rifles Remembrance Day Ceremony – Winnipeg
EVENT: Remembrance Day at the Museum – Winnipeg
EVENT: Remembrance Day Service – Saskatoon
EVENT: Remembrance Day Ceremony at Victoria Park Cenotaph – Regina
EVENT: Remembrance Day Service – Regina
EVENT: Yellowknife Remembrance Day parade & ceremony – Yellowknife
EVENT: Remembrance Day ceremony – Iqaluit
EVENT: National Ceremony – Ottawa
EVENT: Remembrance Day ceremony – Niagara-on-the-Lake
EVENT: Remembrance Day – Mount Hope
EVENT: City of Toronto Remembrance Day service – Toronto
EVENT: Province of Ontario Remembrance Day service – Toronto
EVENT: Ceremony of Remembrance- Ottawa
EVENT: Fanshawe College Annual Remembrance Day service – London
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EVENT: Remembrance Day ceremony – Montreal
EVENT: Remembrance Day ceremony – Quebec City
EVENT: Cenotaph at the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery – Montreal
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EVENT: Field of Honour commemorative ceremony- Pointe-Claire
EVENT: Veterans’ Parade – Dieppe
EVENT: Remembrance Day ceremony – Moncton
Newfoundland and Labrador
EVENT: Remembrance Day ceremony – St. John’s
EVENT: Remembrance Day service – Bass River
EVENT: Remembrance Day Ceremony – Halifax
Prince Edward Island
EVENT: Remembrance Day Open House – Charlottetown
This year, as citizens across the country pause to reflect on the sacrifices of Canadian Armed Forces members both abroad and at home, Global News social media accounts will also observe two minutes of silence.
Global News Twitter and Facebook accounts across the country will fall silent for two minutes at 11 a.m. ET during the ceremony at Ottawa’s War Memorial. Local newsrooms outside the Eastern time zone will also fall silent on social media for two minutes at 11 a.m. local time.
– With a file from The Canadian Press
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