Municipal Service Schedule for Remembrance Day 2016

Nov 9, 2016

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

  • Tom Davies Square will be closed.
  • Citizen Service Centres, libraries, pools and municipally-operated recreation facilities will be closed.
  • Household garbage and recycling collection which falls on Remembrance Day will be changed to Saturday, November 12. Landfills and the Recycling Centre will remain 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 and will provide free transportation to and from the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Sudbury Arena. Riders are asked to tell the driver they are attending the ceremony. For routes and times visit

Free parking will be available at municipal parking lots and meters for those attending the Remembrance Day Ceremony.

For more information about municipal services, please call the City of Greater Sudbury at 3-1-1.

Remembrance Day Ceremony
A Remembrance Day Ceremony will take place at the Sudbury Arena on Friday, November 11 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Residents are asked to be seated by 10:15 a.m. for the arrival of the parade.

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 or during peacekeeping missions.

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 general public begin on the last Friday in October and run 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, as a sign of respect, at the end of the Remembrance Day ceremony, which is also fully acceptable.

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.