2018 Remembrance Day Events 

Marking the 100th Anniversary of the First World War Armistice

Remembrance Day Poppy On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as "the Great War."

On November 11, 2018, the City of Brantford is proud to honour the courage and sacrifice of those who served their country during times of war, military conflict and peace.

November 10th and 11th, 2018 Events

Cadet Vigil

  • 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. - Cadet Vigil and names of WWI soldiers killed will be projected onto the front of the Brant County War Memorial at Brant Ave and Dalhousie St.

November 11th Remembrance Day Service Order of Proceedings

  • 5:00 a.m. - Battle's O'er, - Piper's lament
  • 8:00 a.m. - Grace Anglican Church Open House
    The public is invited to attend an Open House featuring Remembrance Displays from the Great War Centenary Association, Woodland Cultural Centre, Canadian Military Heritage Museum, Bell Homestead, Brant Historical Society and Brantford Collegiate Institute. Coffee and tea will be available.
  • 10:05 a.m. - People's Procession
    Descendants of veterans and members of the public are encouraged to join this procession to express gratitude to those who have served our county and community. The procession will be led by Helen Zuidema (Silver Cross Mother to Trooper Larry Rudd) and Richard Leary (Father of Captain Richard Leary) to the Brantford County War Memorial and Cenotaph from Grace Anglican Church.
  • 10:20 a.m. - Parade forms at Harmony Square for march to the Brant County War Memorial.
  • 11:00 a.m. - Civic Service of Remembrance at the Brant County War Memorial, Brant Avenue and Dalhousie Street, Brantford.
  • 4:50 p.m. - Bells of Peace - 100 rings to mark 100 years. In 1918, bells rang to celebrate the end of WWI. Join us at the Brant County War Memorial for 100 rings to give thanks for peace.

Reserved seating will be available at the Cenotaph for veterans and their spouses.

In the event of inclement weather, the Service will be held in the Armouries Building, Brant Avenue and Colborne Street, Brantford.

Street Closures

The following streets will be closed on Sunday, November 11, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for the Remembrance Day Service:

  • Brant Avenue between Church Street and Colborne Street
  • Dalhousie Street between Market Street and Brant Avenue
  • Market Street between Dalhousie Street and Darling Street (southbound lane)

Detour routes will be well signed to accommodate vehicular traffic.

Please note there will be a walking march on Dalhousie Street starting at 10:30 a.m. from Harmony Square to the Cenotaph.

Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on November 11th:

  • Free parking will be provided at downtown area municipal parking lots;
  • Parking time restrictions at on-street parking spaces in the downtown area will be waived; and
  • Brantford Transit fares will be waived for riders wearing a poppy to and from the service.

The City of Brantford is grateful for the efforts of those who have assisted in organizing the Civic Service, including various veterans groups, organizations, the 56th Field Artillery Regiment, City and County staff, our local MP, MPP, and various school boards and legions.

Streets Closures will be in effect between 9:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2018

Remembrance Day Road Closure Map

Other Acknowledgements

On behalf of Brantford's polish community, the City of Brantford also acknowledges the 100th Anniversary of Polish Independence, also celebrated on Remembrance Day, November 11th. The polish community gratefully acknowledges Canada's support then and now.

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Remembrance Day Service Program

    Student Essays – Remembrance Day