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.
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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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.
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.