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November 05, 2002
Remembrance Day service set for Nov. 11
The University of Guelph will hold its annual Remembrance Day Service Nov. 11 from 10:45 to 11:20 a.m. in War Memorial Hall.
Former Guelph president Bill Winegard, a retired MP and cabinet minister and an Officer of the Order of Canada, will speak at the service, which will also include music by the U of G Chamber Singers, a wreath ceremony, a visual presentation titled The Norman Summer, prayers and readings. Andrew Baker, a member of the Chamber Singers, will also perform on the trumpet.
A special symbol of the university’s history – a silver rose bowl filled with red roses – will sit at the front of the hall during the service. It was donated by Guelph graduate Kathleen Dowler Riter in honour of a friend and faculty member, RAF Captain John Playford Hales, who was killed in France in 1918.
War Memorial Hall commemorates students who have served in the First and Second World wars. It was dedicated June 10, 1924.