Remembrance Day Service 2022 at the University of Guelph

Remembrance Day

Indigenous Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 8

Join the U of G community as we recognize Indigenous Veterans Day and honour the important contributions made by First Nations, Inuit and Métis veterans in service to Canada.

November 8 @ 9 to 9:15 a.m. – by the flag at the corner of College Ave. and Gordon St.

The event includes:

  • Lowering of the Canadian flag
  • Remarks from Cara Wehkamp, Assistant Vice-President (Indigenous Initiatives)
  • Moment of silence
  • Last Lament

Remembrance Day Reflection

Friday, November 10

Members of the campus community are invited to gather for a moment of reflection to commemorate those who have served and continue to serve during times of conflict. 

November 10 @ 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 12:15 p.m. – University Centre Atrium 

This event includes:

  • Formal remarks and moment of reflection
  • Music by Gryphon Singers

Remembrance Day Service

Saturday, November 11

As U of G honours those who have served and continue to serve during times of conflict, students, faculty and staff are invited to take part in a Remembrance Day event that begins in Branion Plaza and processes to War Memorial Hall (event takes place rain or shine).  All are welcome to attend. 

November 11 @ 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. – Branion Plaza to War Memorial Hall

The service includes:

  • Formal remarks in Branion Plaza
  • Community procession to lay wreaths at War Memorial Hall
  • Music by Gryphons Singers, Last Post, moment of silence and Rouse on steps of War Memorial Hall

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McCrae