Remembrance Day - November 11, 2017 

Proclamation

Remembrance Day PoppyWHEREAS at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleven month, time stands still for a moment; and

WHEREAS we remember those who died, not for war, but for a world that would be free and at peace; and

WHEREAS all citizens of the City of Brantford and the County of Brant are urged to join in the Service of Remembrance starting at 11:00 o’clock on November 11, 2017 at the Brant County War Memorial, Brant Avenue and Dalhousie Street. There will be reserved seating available for veterans and their spouses. Veterans wishing to be part of the Parade please arrive at Harmony Square by 10 a.m. Please arrive early due to street closures;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Brantford observe November 11th, 2017 at 11 a.m. as the Civic Service of Remembrance.

Parade & Service
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Order of Proceedings

  • 10:00 a.m. Veterans and organizations taking part in the Parade are asked to arrive at Harmony Square, 89 Dalhousie Street, Brantford, by 10:00 a.m. due to road closures.
  • 10:20 a.m. Inspection of Honour Guard at Harmony Square
  • 10:45 a.m. Parade leaves Harmony Square for the Cenotaph at the Brant County War Memorial.
  • 11:00 a.m. Civic Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, located at the Brant County War Memorial, Brant Avenue and Dalhousie Street, Brantford

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 Saturday, November 11, 2017 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.

Map of Streets Closed

between 9:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017

Remembrance Day Road Closure Map

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Remembrance Day Service Program

Student Essays – Remembrance Day Thoughts – Veterans Are All Ages