Virtual Remembrance Day to be held this year

Event will be livestreamed on the City's Youtube Channel

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Kingston has announced that Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held through a virtual livestream this year. The ceremony will be live streamed from Memorial Hall inside Kingston City Hall, where residents can watch it directly on the City of Kingston’s Youtube Channel on Wednesday, November 11th.

“To help residents observe Remembrance Day in a meaningful way, the City’s 2020 Civic Ceremony will be live-streamed with closed-captions from Memorial Hall in City Hall beginning at approximately 10:45 a.m. Due to COVID-19 and limitations on gatherings, the ceremony is by invitation-only and is closed to the general public,” the statement said.

Wreaths and poppies will be available for residents from the Royal Canadian Legion. “In lieu of the community and Military and Veterans groups wreath-laying ceremonies, all wreaths will be pre-placed and on display in Memorial Hall for the Civic Service of Remembrance.” Wreaths can be ordered by contacting the Merrill Gooderham, Poppy Chair, Royal Canadian Legion at 613-544-5522.

Municipal schedule changes will also occur as a result of Remembrance Day being a municipal holiday:

Garbage, Green Bin and recycling: No collection Wednesday and collection moves to the day after your normal pick-up day for the rest of the week. Sign-up to be reminded what to put out when at www.CityofKingston.ca/Collection. The Kingston Area Recycling Centre is also closed Wednesday.

Administrative offices: All administrative offices, including housing and social services and provincial offences are closed Wednesday.

Kingston Transit: Buses run as usual on Wednesday.

INVISTA Centre/ Fitness & Wellness Centre, Rideau Heights Community Centre and arenas: Open Wednesday. 

Swimming lessons and drop-in programming: City of Kingston programs at the West-end Boys & Girls Club will continue as usual on Nov. 11.

CaraCo Home Field: Closed Wednesday.

Libraries: All branches of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library are open on Wednesday.

PumpHouse Museum: Closed Wednesday.

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