As many Canadians take some time today to reflect on those who have served our country in some way, here's a few practical bits of information that may be helpful:
There are some official ceremonies you can attend, if that interests you:
Kitchener: "The Royal Canadian Legion Fred Gies Branch 50 will hold their annual Remembrance Day ceremony today beginning at 10:45 a.m. at the Kitchener Cenotaph, located at the corner of Frederick and Duke streets in downtown Kitchener. The Remembrance Day parade will begin at 10:15 a.m. on Ontario Street between King and Duke Streets.
Waterloo: This year, the Waterloo Remembrance Day ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Cenotaph located on Regina Street near Waterloo City Centre, 100 Regina St. S. The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 530, will form at 10 a.m. at Bridgeport Road East and Regina Street North at temporary parking lot B. The ceremonial march will begin from this spot at 10:15 a.m. with the Legion arriving at the Cenotaph at 10:30 a.m. for the service.
Cambridge has several ceremonies and details are here.
Please note that due to the Kitchener ceremony, ION is not running between Grand River Hospital Station and Mill Station from 10am to 1pm. Shuttle buses will replace ION light rail service during this time. Find out detour information here.
Also, there are some closures and changes of hours for several businesses and services today such as banks and city halls. You can find those here for Kitchener and Waterloo (I had no luck finding information for Cambridge).
And for those following along with Don Cherry's recent comments, I'd like to add my two cents. Whether you choose to wear a poppy or not (or choose to, but realize it has fallen off again!), I'm thankful that so many people have chosen Canada to be their home. You are welcome here and our country is better because of our diversity.
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