Legion to hold small private ceremony for Remembrance Day

November 4, 2021   ·   0 Comments

The current COVID-19 pandemic has directly affected the execution of this year’s annual Nov. 11 Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony in Orangeville.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 223 (Orangeville) feels that it is incumbent upon them to continue to observe the annual Nov. 11 Remembrance Day Ceremony in Orangeville. To take the time to remember and pay respect to those who never returned home from various wars and conflicts. To honour those who have served in the past, those who paid the supreme sacrifice, and those who continue to serve our country to maintain our freedom.

Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 related health restrictions in place, the ceremony will be limited to invitation only. The event is not open to the public.

The Remembrance Day Ceremony will begin at 10:45 a.m. and spectators are being discouraged from attending or gathering in the area surrounding Alexandra Park due to the limited space and requirements for physical distancing.

There will be no parade leading up to the ceremony this year and the ceremony will include a condensed Colour Party.

In adhering to the public health guidelines that are in place, the local Legion said it feels that the health and welfare of all citizens in Orangeville is being addressed through these measures.

“We trust that our citizens fully understand and appreciate the fact that even with restrictions in place, we will continue to remember,” said the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 223 in a recent press release.

The ceremony on Nov. 11 will be streamed live through the Town of Orangeville – Municipal Government Facebook page. The ceremony will also be recorded by Rogers TV cable 63, airing at 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m., and 10:30 p.m.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Legion at 519-942-4895 or send an email to

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