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Remembrance Day is fast approaching, so below is a list of scheduled events taking place on November 11, to allow you to plan your day. As is usual, there will be multiple services throughout the city taking place before the main Remembrance Day Service at the Guelph Sleeman Centre, and then an opportunity to get together after the parade at the ANAF Club as well as other service clubs around town. Wherever you end up after the service and parade, be sure to end your day at the ANAF with food, drink and music provided by DJ John McGlone. The Club doors will remain open well into the evening on November 11.

In the meantime, the 2014 Poppy Campaign is in full effect, with poppies being made available throughout the city. Make a donation and proudly wear your poppy today! Why do we wear the poppy? Click this link for a well written explanation of why the poppy is so important.

NOVEMBER 11 schedule of Events in Guelph:

9-9:30am Remembrance Day Ceremony: McCrae House, 108 Water St.

9:40am Laying of wreaths at the IODE monument: Guelph Central Station

9:50am Remembrance Day Parade: Guelph Armoury

Remembrance Day Service: Sleeman Centre Doors open at 9 a.m. Opening remarks at 10:20 a.m. Guest speaker: The Honourable William Winegard P.C., O.C. Ph.D. Rogers TV presents exclusive coverage of the Guelph Remembrance Day Service Monday, November 11 LIVE at 10 AM.

10:45am Woodlawn Memorial Park Remembrance Day Service
Veterans area

Remembrance Day Parade: Leaves the Sleeman Centre after the service, marches to the Cenotaph and back to Wyndham Street and St. Georges Square.

Remembrance Day also presents an opportunity for members of the public to visit various military and Veteran sights and clubs throughout the city. Take some time after the ceremony to explore the home of the Royal Canadian Artillery, 29th Field Battery, 11th Field Regiment, at the Guelph Armoury. You’ll find an incredible amount of historical objects and images related to the Regiment and Guelph’s military past. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 234 will also have it’s doors open for drinks after the downtown service.

At ANAF Club 344, we invite you to join us (Members, military personnel, and the public alike) for drinks, food and later in the evening, music by DJ John McGlone.