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Remembrance Day: Remembrance Day at Centennial College

Remembrance Day at Centennial College

Centennial College has a proud annual tradition of marking Remembrance Day. Each November 11, Centennial students and staff have organized and attended meaningful ceremonies at their own home campuses in honour of the Canadian men and women in uniform who fought and died for our freedom.

We encourage all Centennial community members to participate in our Remembrance Day ceremonies. Please arrive early to secure a seat at the venue of your choice. If you are unable to attend a ceremony, we ask that you pause at 11 am for two minutes of silence to honour and remember those past and present who have served our country. "Lest We Forget."

Story Arts Centre

Story Arts Centre: 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. in the outdoor courtyard

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"Women and Remembrance"
Marching in the Colours, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 10, Todmorden, led by RSM Woon-Yong Chung, and Sergeant-At-Arms Bruce Kaysmith. With piper Scott Russell.

Special guests: Major Lisa Nodwell (Canadian Army), Second Lieutenant Jade Bloemen (Canadian Army), Sergeant Alisha Fisher, MB, CD (Royal Canadian Air Force), and Petty Officer 1st class Joan Emode (Canadian Navy). Peter Tabuns, Member of Provincial Parliament.

O' Canada sung by Samantha Sarrazin, Music Industry Arts and Performance student.

Opening remarks: Professor Malcolm Kelly, military history novelist, military history editor, researcher and writer.

Land Acknowledgement and recognition of Indigenous Veteran's Day.

Greetings on behalf of the campus from Dean Nate Horowitz.

Interviews with three women members of our serving forces.

Two Minutes of Silence, followed by Rouse, and Lament.

11:15 a.m. Coffee, refreshments and conversation.


Morningside Campus: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. in the 1st floor Commons

Patrick Kelly, Morningside Campus Principal and Dean, School of Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences
Centennial College Paramedic Honour Guard to lead the procession accompanied by Tom Munroe (Piper).

O' Canada
Amazing Grace (please stand), performed by Tom Munroe
"In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae, read by Kamaljot Kaur, VP, Morningside Campus, Centennial College Student Association

2023 Remembrance Day Tribute Video
Last Post (please stand)

11 a.m. Two Minutes of Silence
Lament - Performed by Tom Munroe

Closing Video
Why We Remember by Veronique Henry, Dean, School of Community and Health Studies
Closing Remarks


Progress Campus Student Centre: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. in the Main Events Hall

When the Battle's O'er – Performed by Scott Greenaway, Piper
Arrival of Honour Guard – Centennial College Pre-Service Fire Guards and Police Foundations Ceremonial Drill Team

Welcome – Barry O'Brien, Dean, The Business School/Progress Campus Principal
O' Canada – Performed by Lefanta Anthonippillai, Music Industry Arts and Performance Alumni
Remarks – Manjit Jheeta, Vice-President, Industry Employment and Community Relations
"In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae – Ajané Adams, President, Centennial College Student Association Inc. (CCSAI)
"Act of Remembrance" – Barry O'Brien
Flowers of the Forest – Performed by Scott Greenaway

Two Minutes of Silence

Closing Remarks – Barry O'Brien
Amazing Grace – Performed by Scott Greenaway


Ashtonbee Campus: 10:25 to 11:15 a.m. in the Auditorium

Remembrance Day ceremony will be led by David Weatherhead, Chair, Heavy Duty, Truck and Coach, Motive Power, who will be the Master of Ceremonies.


Downsview Campus: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. in the Commons

Remembrance Day ceremony will be led by Alan McClelland, Dean, School of Transportation, and Tim Roy, Chair, Academic Programs.

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