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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 to sunset to recognize Remembrance Day.

Remembrance Day events on campus

Student Services and the Seneca Student Federation are organizing ceremonies at all of our main campuses. Everyone is welcome to attend.

King

  • Outside the Kingdome of Garriock Hall at 10:45 a.m.

Markham

  • In the Lobby at 10:30 a.m.

Newnham

  • Parking lot 10, facing Finch Avenue at 10:45 a.m. by Seneca’s cenotaph.

Seneca@York

  • In the Cafeteria at 10:40 a.m. The ceremony will feature special guests, Kitty & Ralph Wintrob, sharing their Wartime Story of a Child Evacuee.

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 theRoyal Canadian Legion to raise money for veterans. This year, you can pick up a poppy and support the Royal Canadian Legion at any of the following Seneca campus locations:

King

  • Student Services
  • King Administration Office
  • Seneca Student Federation office
  • Tim Hortons
  • Registration
  • Cafeteria Checkout

Markham

  • Seneca Student Federation office
  • Student Services
  • Security
  • Computing Commons
  • Recreation office

Newnham

  • Welcome desk (in the Minkler Atrium)
  • Student Services (Welcome Desk in Building D)

Seneca@York

  • Student Services
  • Financial Aid
  • Registration
  • Seneca Student Federation office
  • Security
  • Library