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Scaled-down Remembrance Day returns to Guelph

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A scaled-down Remembrance Day is returning to Guelph on Thursday as the city honours veterans while still maintaining COVID-19 precautions.

There will be no service at the Sleeman Centre for the second straight year.

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Royal Canadian Legion Col. John McCrae Memorial Branch 234 is hosting two brief outdoor ceremonies, similar to last year.

There will be a service at McCrae House Memorial Gardens on Water Street at 8:45 a.m. followed by a second service at the Guelph Cenotaph at the corner of Woolwich Street and Eramosa Road at 10:15 a.m.

Everyone who attends is asked to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing.

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The University of Guelph also announced that it will host an online Remembrance Day presentation at 11 a.m.

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The City of Guelph also announced that McCrae House will have extended hours on Remembrance Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Guelph Civic Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visitors must wear masks and show proof of vaccination to enter the museums. Admission by donation.

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