Remembrance Day 2021 #Poppy #ceremonies #info #links

Remembrance Day in a time of Covid means virtual ceremonies and some different ways to honor veterans again this year...
- Moncton's Royal Canadian Legion Branch 6 will have an online ceremony which you can find on the City of Moncton Facebook. Broadcast is set to start at 10:30a on November 11. This will originate from the Moncton Coliseum, but organizers ask that you not attend in person for the safety of dignitaries, special guests, and organizers who will be on-site. Here's the press release... 
- The Riverview Veterans and Armed Forces Association are planning a November 11 ceremony in Caseley Park for invited guests only. It'll be streamed on the Riverview Fire and Rescue YouTube channel. To donate towards a memorial cross, please call Karen at 506-387-2037.

- Note from Memramcook: "Please note that the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Memramcook Veterans Park will be private this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite people to pay tribute to our veterans and serving members by wearing a poppy and observing a moment of silence at 11 a.m. on November 11, wherever you are. Info: Robert LeBlanc, 758-9077."

- In Shediac the ceremony is scheduled for 10:30a at Pascal Poirier Park or if bad weather, in Shediac Multipurpose Centre. It will be streamed on the Shediac Legion Facebook page.
Notes from Town of Shediac: "Remembrance Day services will once again this year be held at Pascal Poirier Park with wreathes laid at the Cenotaph.
The Royal Canadian Legion in Shediac in collaboration with the Town of Shediac will hold the Remembrance Day ceremony at Pascal-Poirier Park.
What to expect during the ceremony?
Wearing a mask is mandatory.
The veterans parade will not take place.
Seven wreaths and crosses only will be laid.
Disinfection stations will be installed on the site.
In the event that the Provincial Government imposes a change in the level of outdoor gatherings, the ceremony will be modified accordingly.
The ceremony with live on the Town of Shediac and the Shediac Legion Facebook page.
You are encouraged to purchase a wreath or cross in memory of your loved ones. All names will be announced in their memory, and the money raised through the sale of poppies will be used to help veterans and families in need.
The Main Street will be closed between Sackville and Victoria Streets. The closure will allow the public to participate in the ceremony. The public will be able to watch the ceremonies taking place on the platform and at the cenotaph site.
In case of bad weather, the ceremony will be at the Shediac Multiipurpose Centre. An announcement will be made at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10 on the Town of Shediac Facebook page.
Due to COVID-19, the Shediac Legion will be reserved for Shediac Legion members only. Note that proof of double vaccination and government identification are required upon entry to the Legion.
For more information, please call the Shediac Legion at (506) 532-6900.

- Note from Sackville Legion: "Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 Public Health regulations, the Sackville Legion will, unfortunately, not be having its regular Remembrance Day ceremony this year. Similar to last year, the Colour Party will march from the Legion to the Cenotaph at 10:50AM. All wreathes and crosses will be placed at the Cenotaph by Legion Executive members ahead of time. There will be a drummer and trumpeter present. Anyone wishing to leave a wreath, cross, or poppy are asked to do so after the ceremony. Please see the attached photos for a digital version of this year’s program (the first photo is the front and back pages, while the second photo is the inside of the program). Patrons are welcome to visit the Legion following the service (note that proof of double vaccination and government identification are required upon entry to the Legion). We hope that next year will allow for a more complete service. Despite these restrictions, We Will Remember Them. Lest We Forget."

- Note from Petitcodiac Legion: "Here is some information re our Remembrance Day Ceremony on Thursday, November 11, 2021:
* The Legion will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
* There will be NO church service.
* There will be NO dinner at the Legion  after the ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Park.
* Wreaths and Crosses that have been left with the Legion will be prelaid prior to the ceremony.
* If you are laying a wreath or cross, please have it with you and be near the cenotaph when your name is called."

- Note from Salisbury: it looks like a similar situation to last year with a short ceremony at 11am. Here is the Salisbury Legion Facebook for more info. Here's a MAP to the Salisbury Legion.
Check out this photo from last year... 

- Government of Canada Remembrance Day Online (

🩸 Please consider donating blood this Remembrance Day 🩸
Canadian Blood Services in Moncton will be open on Nov 11th and this is a wonderful way to honour our veterans and members of the Canadian Armed Forces. 
The Moncton donor centre is at at 500 Mapleton Road.
Get an appointment through the GiveBlood app (iphone) (android), call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or book at

⁕ CLICK HERE to find a Royal Canadian Legion near you
⁕ CLICK HERE for a list of War Memorials

⁕ CLICK HERE to support the Poppy Campaign online

We wear a poppy to remember the sacrifice made by our veterans, and to support folks serving in the Canadian Armed Forces as we strive for peace. Money donated to the poppy campaign around here stays in our community! Each year, MANY high school kids receive the Legion College Bursary because of your donations!! 
If you'd like to find out more or help the Royal Canadian Legion, call Branch 6 Legion at 1-506-382-5411 or 506-855-3364. To get in touch with them online: Branch 6 Facebook HERE, Branch 6 Website HERE.

Here are a couple coloring pages to put in your window... (thanks to Pickle Planet Blog for the idea)