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Remembrance Day Ceremonies at Seneca

Remembrance Day is marked each year on the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour. At that time, Canada observes two minutes of silence for the men and women who have defended and continue to defend our country and our freedom.

Flags at half-mast

Flags at Seneca’s campuses will be flown at half-mast from sunrise on Friday, Nov. 10 to sunset on Saturday, Nov. 11 to recognize Remembrance Day.

Remembrance Day events on campus

On Friday, Nov. 10, ceremonies are being held at all of our main campuses. Everyone is welcome to attend.

King

  • Pod B at 10:45 a.m.

Markham

  • In the Atrium at 10:45 a.m. 

Newnham 

  • At the cenotaph — north of Parking Lot 2, outside of Building A at 10:45 a.m.

Seneca@York

  • Cafeteria courtyard at 10:45 a.m.

A brief history of Remembrance Day

The first Remembrance Day was conducted in 1919 throughout the Commonwealth. Originally called Armistice Day, it commemorated the end of the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918 at 11 a.m.: the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

Veterans Affairs Canada and the Canadian War Museum established Remembrance Day sites that further explore the history and meaning of the day.

Remembrance Day poppies

The poppy is the symbol of Remembrance Day. Replica poppies are sold by the Royal Canadian Legion to raise money for veterans. Poppies will be available throughout Seneca campuses at the following locations:

King

  • Student Services
  • King Administration office
  • Seneca Student Federation office
  • Registration

Markham

  • Student Services
  • Seneca Student Federation office
  • Security
  • Computing Commons
  • Fitness Centre
  • Tim Horton's
  • Library
  • Test Centre
  • Registration
  • Human Resources (9th floor)
  • Information Technology Services (8th floor)

Newnham

  • Student Services
  • Counselling and Accessibility Services
  • Fitness Centre
  • Welcome Desk (Building A+)
  • Seneca Student Federation office
  • Library
  • Financial Aid
  • Part-Time Studies
  • Starbucks (Building A+)
  • Tim Hortons (Building B)
  • President’s Office
  • IT Service Desk
  • Registration Welcome Desk

Seneca@York

  • Student Services
  • Financial Aid
  • Registration
  • Counselling and Accessibility Services
  • Library
  • Seneca Student Federation office