Residents of Peel can commemorate Remembrance Day with these events
Remembrance Day is an opportunity for residents to reflect and commemorate Canadian history.
On Thursday, November 11, 2021, various events will take place in Peel Region to honor the Canadians who have served their country.
Launch of the Poppy campaign
The The Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Campaign will take place from October 29 to November 11. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance in Canada.
Funds raised through the campaign directly support serving and retired Canadian veterans and their families.
Commemoration of the 100th of the poppy
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the poppy in 2021, a special pin which reproduces the original fabric pin from 1921 is available in the Poppy Store at www.poppystore.ca. The Royal Canadian Mint also produced a commemorative coin poppy coin and Canada Post have created poppy stamp.
The Legion presents The immortal poppy this year, a way to mark the anniversary of the poppy and to preserve the memory of deceased Canadians. It was created using a real red poppy from Flanders Fields in Belgium and then digitally captured. The names of deceased Canadian veterans are encrypted on its petals. One hundred copies of the art are offered on the digital market. Profits will go directly to the National Poppy Trust Fund, along with 10 percent of all subsequent sales.
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) events
Launched on November 9, PAMA hosts a panel of local men and women who have served on the front lines, as well as their friends and family who have served at home. Look for an accompanying PAMA learning resource.
Nov 10: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Join PAMA, Matthew Wilkinson of Heritage Mississauga and artist Daniel Wong for an overview of Remembrance, War and Comics.
In partnership with Spent Pencils, Heritage Mississauga produces an annual heritage-themed comic book that celebrates the stories of Mississauga. Wilkinson will discuss the Mississauga Remembers research program at Heritage Mississauga, recent historical discoveries and local connections. Find out how stories of service are researched and created in comics. Learn from Wong, the artist who has been creating the comics since the project began in 2013, and how he conceptualizes a story into a visual narrative.
Parade and remembrance service
November 11 at 10:30 a.m.
Mayor Patrick Brown and members of council will join the Royal Canadian Legion in a procession to lay a wreath on behalf of the entire city of Brampton. The ceremony will feature a Walk, Roll and Fly parade as a veteran salute.
“Brampton veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice will also be honored on the city’s Brampton Remembers webpage and flags for all City of Brampton facilities will be half-masted,” the statement said.
The event webpage will go live on November 11 at 10 a.m., with a live broadcast service including the moment of silence and wreath laying. In honor of Brampton Veterans, the City will once again be hanging banners along Main and Queen Streets in downtown Brampton.
Brampton Transit Veterans Pass Program
Veterans can use the Brampton Transit for free on Remembrance Day by presenting one of the following items: medals, berets, uniform, blazer, Brampton Transit veteran’s pass.