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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

  • Pod B at 10:45 a.m.

Markham

  • In the Atrium at 10:45 a.m. The ceremony will feature special guest, author Kitty Wintrob, sharing her story, I'm not going back: Wartime memoire of child evacuee

Newnham — new location

  • Due to construction, the ceremony will be held at the new location of the cenotaph — north of Parking Lot 2, outside of Building A at 10:45 a.m.

Seneca@York

  • In the 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 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 Student Federation office
  • All food service locations (Tim Hortons, cafeteria, Starbucks and other eateries)

Seneca@York

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