(PHOTO: Remembrance Day parade in 2016. Photo by Barry Gray.)
The Stittsville Legion’s annual Remembrance Day parade and ceremony happens on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
Everyone is welcome to join the parade. Participants can line up at the Stittsville Legion Branch 618 (1481 Stittsville Main Street) starting at 1:30pm. It will leave the Legion at 1:45pm and head to the Stittsville Cenotaph in front of Johnny Leroux Arena on Warner Colpitts Lane.
The ceremony begins at 2:00pm at the cenotaph.
After the ceremony, everyone is welcome back at the Legion for live music, food and drinks.
Stittsville Main Street will be closed between the Legion and Warner-Colpitts Lane from approximately 1:45pm-2:45pm on Saturday.
For a listing of more local Remembrance Day events around Ottawa, visit OttawaStart.com.
(Photo: Wreaths at the 2014 Remembrance Day ceremonial service at the Cenotaph on Warner-Colpitts Lane. Photo by Barry Gray.)
To mark this year’s Veterans’ Week, the City of Ottawa will offer special transit services to veterans from Thursday November 5 to Wednesday, November 11. The City will also commemorate Remembrance Day by flying flags at all City buildings at half-mast and by offering free downtown parking to veterans all day on November 11.
The City is proud to honour all the men and women who have served their country as members of the Canadian Armed Forces.
(Above: The Colour Party leads veterans and other participants down Stittsville Main Street on November 11, 2014. Photo by Barry Gray.)
This year’s Remembrance Day activities in Stittsville will begin at 1:30pm on November 11, when the Arnprior Pipe Band will lead a parade from the parking lot of the Legion building, marching to the Cenotaph in front of Johnny Leroux Community Arena.
The official ceremony begins at 2:00pm at the Cenotaph. This year’s ceremony will include a choir of 125 children, the largest ever for a Stittsville Remembrance Day. This year’s Silver Cross Parents are Claire & Richard Leger. Their son Marc was one of the first Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
It’s a long-standing tradition that participants head back to the Legion on Stittsville Mainstreet afterwards for fellowship and rereshments.