Tag Archives: Remembrance Day

Winnipeg Remembers: ‘100 Years Ago Today, the Guns of August Fell Silent’

Winnipeg Remembers: ‘100 Years Ago Today, the Guns of August Fell Silent’

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

William Neil Sr. - Remembrance Day
William Neil Jr., William Neil Sr. and Carson Neil, senior’s grandson, following Remembrance Day services at Winnipeg’s RBC Convention Centre on Sunday, November 11, 2018. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)
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An RCMP officer salutes at the Remembrance Day ceremony at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg on Sunday. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — As people filed out of the RBC Convention Centre following the city’s largest Remembrance Day service on Sunday, Winnipegger William Neil took a moment to reflect on his experience as a Sgt. Major.

“It was an honour to do what I did and to serve my country,” said the 97-year-old who never misses this event.

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Canadians Mark Remembrance Day, 100 Years Since End of First World War

Canadians Mark Remembrance Day, 100 Years Since End of First World War

By The Canadian Press

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The grave marker of Warrant Officer Arthur W. McIntyre is seen at the Dartmouth Memorial Gardens in Dartmouth, N.S. on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Every year the Royal Canadian Legion Centennial Branch places a flag and poppy on the grave of each veteran in the cemetery. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

OTTAWA – A tightly packed crowd has gathered in the nation’s capital for the national Remembrance Day ceremonies, marking 100 years since the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is attending the ceremony on behalf of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is in Paris today, attending Armistice Day ceremonies with dozens of other world leaders, marking the conclusion of the “war to end all wars.”

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Legacies of the First World War: Canadian Veterans’ Battle for Benefits, Support

Legacies of the First World War: Canadian Veterans’ Battle for Benefits, Support

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden visits the Western Front. Hon. Bob Rogers meets an old friend. March, 1917. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dept. of National Defence, Library and Archives Canada)

OTTAWA – When the armistice that ended the First World War was signed and the guns fell silent on Nov. 11, 1918, Canadians wearily celebrated what they hoped was the start of a new era of peace.

For thousands of Canadian veterans, however, — particularly those wounded by bullets, shells or gas attacks — a far different battle loomed: the fight with Ottawa for support and benefits.

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What’s Open and Closed on Remembrance Day in Winnipeg

What’s Open and Closed on Remembrance Day in Winnipeg

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Cadets stand vigil during Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Cenotaph in Lakefield, Ont., on November 11, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill)

Here’s what’s open, closed or operating on a reduced schedule in Winnipeg as Canada pauses to remember our veterans on Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11. To find a service near you, visit veterans.gc.ca.

Shopping Centres
Kildonan Place — 1-6 p.m.
Grant Park — 1-5 p.m.
Outlet Collection — 1-6 p.m.
Cadillac Fairview (Polo Park) — 1-6 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — 1-6 p.m.

Manitoba Liquor Marts
Most Winnipeg Liquor Mart locations will be open on Remembrance Day from 1-6 p.m., except for cityplace and Jefferson Express, which will remain closed. For a complete list of hours, visit LiquorMarts.ca/hours.

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CMHR Turning Tower Red for Remembrance Day

CMHR Turning Tower Red for Remembrance Day

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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will glow red this weekend in honour of Remembrance Day. (AARON COHEN PHOTO)

WINNIPEG — The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will turn its tower poppy red this weekend in honour of Remembrance Day and the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War.

CMHR will also waive admission to veterans and active serving members of the Canadian armed forces and their families on November 9-11. The offer extends to a total of two adults and four youths.

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Royal Canadian Legion Releases Digital Version of the Remembrance Day Poppy

Royal Canadian Legion Releases Digital Version of the Remembrance Day Poppy

By The Canadian Press

Digital Poppy
A cadet holds a tablet showing the digital poppy during a ceremony marking the start of the Canadian Legion’s Remembrance Day poppies at the Beechwood National Memorial centre Monday, October 22, 2018 in Ottawa. The Remembrance Day poppy has entered the digital age. The Royal Canadian Legion launched a digital version of the distinctive red flower, which it says can be customized, shared online and used as a profile image on sites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – The Remembrance Day poppy has entered the digital age.

The Royal Canadian Legion launched a digital version of the distinctive red flower, which it says can be customized, shared online and used as a profile image on sites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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