Oakville is joining other municipalities across the country by turning to a virtual Remembrance Day ceremony tomorrow, November 11.
Local residents are invited to watch the ceremonies via live-stream which will take place with a limited number of participants at George’s Square and Trafalgar Memorial beginning at 10:50 a.m.
Due to COVID-19 concerns including restrictions on gathering sizes and physical distancing requirements, the town and the Royal Canadian Legion are asking residents to stay home and view ceremony coverage online. Only those directly involved in delivering the Remembrance Day ceremonies will be permitted onsite at George’s Square and Trafalgar Memorial and will be following strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
“While members of the public are asked not to join ceremonies in person this year to honour our veterans, I know the collective spirit of Oakville will keep us connected as we commemorate the significance of Remembrance Day,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “I encourage Oakville residents to take part in this year’s virtual ceremonies as a way to reflect and pay tribute to the many women and men who have sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today.”
For available view options visit Oakville’s Remembrance Day page online.