Remembrance Day virtual Civic Ceremony and City schedule changes

November 1, 2021

Remembrance Day will be observed with a live-streamed Civic Ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11. It is also a municipal holiday, and a list of municipal schedule changes follows the details of the Civic Ceremony.

Civic Ceremony – Memorial Hall Live-stream 

To help residents observe Remembrance Day in a meaningful way, the City’s 2021 Civic Ceremony will be live-streamed again this year from Memorial Hall, beginning at approximately 10:45 a.m. The ceremony will be live closed-captioned. Due to COVID-19, and the need to verify that participants are vaccinated, the ceremony is by invitation-only and is closed to the general public. 

To show your support for those who made the ultimate sacrifice:

This year, Memorial Hall will be open to the public for wreath viewing by appointment. Those who are interested in paying their respects and placing a poppy on the People’s Wreath are invited to do so from Monday, Nov. 8 to Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. To make an appointment, please e-mail Emily Hatchette, Assistant Supervisor of Special Events at: [email protected].

In lieu of the community, Military and Veterans groups wreath-laying ceremonies, all wreaths will be pre-placed and on display in Memorial Hall for the Civic Service of Remembrance. 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 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.