Municipal Service Schedule for Remembrance Day 2015

Nov 9, 2015

For immediate release                                          
Monday, November 9, 2015    

The City of Greater Sudbury municipal service schedule for Remembrance Day, Wednesday, November 11, is as follows:

•    Tom Davies Square will be closed.
•     Citizen Service Centres, libraries and municipally-operated recreation facilities and pools will be closed.
•    Garbage and recycling collection are unaffected by this holiday and will proceed as usual.  Landfills and the Recycling Centre will be open. Please make sure your garbage is at the curb by 7 a.m. as pick-up times may vary. 
•     Greater Sudbury Transit buses will operate on a normal weekday schedule.
Remembrance Day Ceremony:
A Remembrance Day Ceremony will take place at the Sudbury Arena on Wednesday, November 11. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.
Greater Sudbury Transit will offer free transportation to and from the Sudbury Arena. Riders are asked to tell the driver they are attending the ceremony. Call 705-675-3333 for routes and times or visit

Free parking will be available at municipal parking lots and meters for those attending the ceremony.

Remembrance Day Facts:
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, in Afghanistan and in other areas of conflict.

Everyone is encouraged to wear red to show support and appreciation for Canadian Armed Forces.

Poppy Questions and Answers:

When can poppies be worn daily?
The official start of the Poppy Campaign and the distribution of poppies to the public is the last Friday of October, and runs until November 11. Presentations of poppies to the Governor General and the lieutenant governors are made in advance of the official campaign start date.

The lapel poppy may be worn throughout the whole of the remembrance period and is removed at the end of Remembrance Day. Many people place their poppy at the base of the cenotaph at the end of the Remembrance Day ceremony, as a sign of respect.

Is it proper to wear a poppy to commemorative events at any point during the calendar year or should the poppy be worn only during the Poppy Campaign?
Although it is traditional for the poppy to be worn only during the annual remembrance period, a person may also wear one at certain other times. It is not unusual for poppies to be worn at commemorative events throughout the year, such as anniversaries of significant battles, a memorial service at a Royal Canadian Legion convention, and other similar occasions. For example, they are often worn during Veterans Affairs Canada overseas events. The poppy may also be worn by Colour parties when on parade and by Legion members attending funeral services for Veterans or ordinary members. The best approach is to follow the lead of the event organizers.

How should the poppy be worn?
The Royal Canadian Legion suggests that the poppy be worn on the left lapel of a garment and/or as close to the heart as possible.

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