Faculty, staff and students are invited to watch a livestream of the University’s Remembrance Day ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11.
This year marks the second Remembrance Day since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The main York University ceremony will take place at the flagpole on the Keele Campus and will be live streamed on YouTube.
Due to COVID-19 safety requirements and the ongoing public health concerns, University community members are asked not to make a special trip to campus to attend the in-person ceremony. Faculty, staff and students living in residence are welcome to attend, but social distancing and public health measures will be in place. For community members and students opting to view the ceremony, the York University event livestream can be easily accessed on the Remembrance Day website at https://www.yorku.ca/about/remembrance-day-ceremony/. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will continue to approximately 11:10 a.m.
Wearing a poppy is a Canadian tradition for Remembrance Day. Donation boxes for poppies are available on the Keele campus at all libraries, the bookstore, the student engagement kiosk in Vari Hall, and at the IT Service Desk in the Steacie building. In addition, Legion 527 is accepting donations to their poppy campaign via Interac at firstname.lastname@example.org (add “Poppy” to the comment field on the Interac transfer) or by cheque to:
RCL Branch 527 Poppy Fund
948 Sheppard Ave. W.
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month marks the signing of the armistice – on Nov. 11, 1918 – that ended the First World War. At 11 a.m. that day, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. Remembrance Day honours the men and women who were killed during the two world wars and other conflicts. Previously known as Armistice Day, it was renamed Remembrance Day after the Second World War.