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Nov. 7, 2018

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A number of events are being held in and around Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo and Brantford campuses and Toronto office in honour of Remembrance Day. All members of the Laurier community are invited to attend.

Kitchener and Waterloo

Laurier will host a Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 9 in the Concourse. The ceremony will begin at 10:40 a.m. and will include a reading of In Flanders Fields and remarks from the VP: Student Affairs David McMurray, Assistant Professor Kandace Bogaert and the History Students’ Association.

The City of Waterloo will have its annual Remembrance Day parade and ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11. The parade will begin at the city’s Regina Street and Bridgeport Road parking lot at 10:15 a.m. and will arrive at the cenotaph near Regina Street and Laurel Trail at 10:30 a.m. for a ceremony. Visit the Royal Canadian Legion website for more information.

The City of Kitchener will have its annual Remembrance Day parade and ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11. The parade will begin on Ontario Street, between King and Duke streets, at 10:15 a.m. and will head to the cenotaph at Duke and Frederick streets. The ceremony begins there at 10:45 a.m. Visit the Royal Canadian Legion website for more information.

Martin Luther University College and Conrad Grebel University College will host a public forum to remember the impact of war and colonization on women and girls. Women, Peace and Security will feature speakers on gender and race, war and life-writing, the lives of refugees, and peace and security. The forum will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Great Hall at Conrad Grebel University College. Admission is free.

Inshallah, Martin Luther University College’s 130-plus member community choir, will be performing in support of the community outreach ministry of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and Calvary Memorial United Church. Singing Peace with Inshallah will take place on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 3 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. at Trillium Lutheran Church, 22 Willow St. in Waterloo. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Brantford

The City of Brantford’s Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the cenotaph at the corner of Brant Avenue and Dalhousie Street at 11 a.m. The parade will form at Harmony Square at 10:20 a.m. before marching to the Cenotaph.

More details on Remembrance Day ceremonies in Brantford can be found on the City of Brantford website

Toronto

A ceremony will be held at Toronto’s Old City Hall Cenotaph, located at 60 Queen St. W., at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. Ceremonies will also take place at Civic Centres across Toronto, as well as at Fort York and the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Visit the City of Toronto’s website for more information.

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