Remembrance Day Civic Ceremony Updated to An In-Person Outdoor Event

November 3, 2021

The Remembrance Day Civic Ceremony will be observed in person and outdoors on Thursday, Nov. 11 at the Cross of Sacrifice located in MacDonald Park (King Street East and George Street). The community is invited to attend, however attendees are asked to maintain physical distance and wear a face covering as much as possible. 

Initially planned as a virtual event, City staff determined this event could safely be held in person, with attendees adhering to all Public Health measures.

Civic Ceremony

The City’s 2021 Civic Ceremony will be in French and English, and an ASL interpreter will be present.

  • 9:15 a.m. Community Wreath Laying Ceremony
  • 10:15 a.m. Veterans and Military Groups Wreath Laying Ceremony
  • 10:45 a.m. The Civic Ceremony

While the proceedings will no longer be livestreamed, YourTV from Cogeco will film the Ceremony and broadcast the event on channels 13 and 700 at 2 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11.

Ways to remember and honour on Remembrance Day:

  • Observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m.
  • Watch the recorded broadcasts on YourTV as per details above.
  • Attend the Civic Ceremony in person.
  • Purchase a wreath or poppy from the Royal Canadian Legion. To order a wreath, please contact Merrill Gooderham, Poppy Chair, Royal Canadian Legion at 613-544-5522.

Remembrance Day – Impacts to City services

Here are the City schedule changes for Thursday, Nov. 11:

  • Garbage, Green Bin and Recycling: There will be no collection on Thursday, Nov. 11. Collection moves to the day after your normal pick-up day for the rest of the week. Sign-up to be reminded what to put out when at The Kingston Area Recycling Centre is also closed on Thursday.
  • Administrative Offices: All administrative offices, including Housing and Social Services and Provincial Offences, will be closed. 
  • Kingston Transit: Buses run as usual.
  • Kingston Access Bus: Buses run as usual.
  • INVISTA Centre/ Fitness & Wellness Centre, Rideau Heights Community Centre and arenas: Open.
  • Swimming lessons and drop-in programming: City of Kingston programs at the West-end Boys & Girls Club will continue as usual.
  • CaraCo Home Field: Closed.
  • Libraries: All branches of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library will be open.
  • PumpHouse Museum: Closed.