Remembrance Day events from Pickering to Clarington vary across the Region


Published November 8, 2021 at 1:12 pm

Remembrance Day this Thursday will see a variety of events across Durham Region, each as unique as the communities themselves.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic some municipalities have opted not to move online, while others are going ahead with traditional ceremonies and even parades.

Find out how your community will honour its veterans below.


  • The Ajax Legion, Branch 322, at 111 Hunt Street will host a ceremony at 11 a.m. Members will have access to the Clubhouse after the ceremony.


  • The Beaverton Legion, Branch 135, at 17 Mara Road will have a socially distanced ceremony at their cenotaph at 11 a.m. The parade has been cancelled.


  • Bowmanville Legion, Branch 178, is holding a parade from the Legion at 109 King Street to the cenotaph at city hall on 40 Temperance Street.


  • The Cannington Legion, Branch 186, will have its ceremony in MacLeod Park at 72 Peace Street at 10:45 a.m


  • A ceremony will be held at the 72 King Street cenotaph starting at 10:30 a.m.


  • Like last year, Oshawa is holding a virtual event after cancelling the usual ceremony at Memorial Park. Residents can watch on RogersTV starting at 10:30. The usual parade has also been cancelled. The city is asking residents not to go to Memorial Park to protect public health.


  • The Pickering Legion is also hosting a virtual event on Youtube. However the Pickering Legion, Branch 606, will also be hosting a parade and a ceremony a 1 The Esplande starting at 10:45 a.m.

Port Perry 

  • The Port Perry Legion, Branch 419, and the town are holding a ceremony at the Town Hall on 181 Perry Street, but due to COVID-19 it will be invite-only.


  • The Sunderland Legion, Branch 141, is hosting an event at the cenotaph. Members will march to the monument starting at 10:45, before hosting a small outdoor luncheon afterwards.


  • The Uxbridge Legion, Branch 170, is hosting a short parade starting at the Uxbridge Library down Brock and Toronto Streets before a small ceremony at their cenotaph. There will be no wreaths laid this year.


  • The Brooklin Whitby Legions are hosting private events this year. Residents can view the national ceremony on Facebook.

Region Wide

  • ConnectingGTA will be driving from Oshawa’s Pathwise Credit Union to the Scarborough Boston Pizza to raise money for veterans. They will be donating $10,000 to the Ajax, Oshawa and Scarborough Legions.
  • The Poppy drive is still operating at locations all over the Region
  • Honour Our Veterans banners will continue to fly throughout the Region, each spotlighting a local veteran.
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