In 1918 the armistice that ended World War I came into force, bringing to an end four years of hostilities that saw 60,000 Canadians die at sea, in the air, and on foreign soil. “The war to end all wars” ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. On that day each year, Canadians are asked to pause and remember the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives fighting for freedom and democracy during the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War and during peacekeeping missions.
Where and When:
• Cambridge – Parade forms Thursday at the Galt Legion on Veteran’s Way and departs at 10:10 a.m. for a service starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Queen’s Square cenotaph.
• Cambridge – Service at the Hespeler cenotaph on Queen Street on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
• Cambridge – Parade forms Thursday at 10:15 a.m. at the Preston Legion on Westminster Drive and marches to the King Street cenotaph for a 10:45 a.m. service.
• Kitchener – Parade forms Thursday at 10:15 a.m. in front of the former Legion building on Ontario Street and marches to the Frederick Street cenotaph for a 10:45 a.m. service.
• Kitchener – Ceremony Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Veterans’ Green at Glen and Spadina roads.
• Waterloo – Parade forms Thursday at 9:45 a.m. at the Legion on Regina Street, departing at 10 a.m. for a 10:15 a.m. service at the cenotaph behind Waterloo City Centre.
• New Hamburg – Parade forms Thursday at 10:20 a.m. on Hunter Street, making a stop at the cenotaph before proceeding for an 11 a.m. service at the New Hamburg Arena.
• Plattsville – Service at Plattsville Public School on Thursday at 10:45 a.m.