Remembrance Day In Canada

In Canada, Remembrance Day is a yearly memorial day dedicated to honoring the brave men and women who have served in wartime and to commemorate those who have lost their lives. This day is observed on November 11th every year, which marks the anniversary of the Armistice agreement signed in 1918 that ended World War I.

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Why A Poppy For Remembrance?

Poppies hold a significant meaning as they symbolize the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in battle. These flowers grew on the battlefields after World War One ended, which is described in the famous World War One poem “In Flanders Fields”.

The poppy is worn in Canada from the last Friday in October until the end of ceremonies on November 11th, to honor the millions of Canadians who have served and continue to serve in the Canadian Forces during times of war, conflict, and peace.

Remembrance Day Books for Kids

Children can comprehend war and remembrance better through age-appropriate books with illustrations.

Remembrance Day in Canada
by David James Pallister

In this book, elementary school children will learn many of the symbols associated with Remembrance Day.
They will learn how we honour soldiers and veterans on Remembrance Day and throughout the year.

A Bear In War
by Stephanie Innes & Harry Endrulat and Illustrated by Brian Deines

A Bear in Waris the true story of a toy bear who travelled to war and back, sharing one family’s testament to a brave soldier in World War I. This book offers children a gentle introduction to war and to Remembrance Day..

A Poppy Is to Remember
by Heather Patterson & Illustrated by Ron Lightburn

This is a beautifully illustrated book explaining how the red poppy that we all wear in November became Canada’s symbol of honouring those who fought for our freedom on Remembrance Day. The book includes information on Canada’s wartime and peacekeeping endeavours, and the poem, In Flanders Field.

At Vimy Ridge: Canada’s Greatest World War I Victory
by Hugh Brewster

A book for children ages 8 to 12, honours those who fought and those who died at Vimy Ridge. At Vimy Ridge, Canadian soldiers were able to take the strategic position of Vimy Ridge from the Germans, a feat that more experienced soldiers had not been able to accomplish.

Day of the Flying Fox: The True Story of World War II Pilot Charley Fox
by Steve Pitt

Author Steve Pitt focuses on this seminal event in Charley Fox’s life and in the war, but he also provides fascinating aspects of the period, including profiles of noted ace pilots Buzz Beurling and Billy Bishop, Jr., and Great Escape architect Walter Floody, as well as sidebars about Hurricanes, Spitfires, and Messerschmitts. Best for ages 12+.

Remembrance Day Crafts for Kids

Poppy Wreath – Egg Carton Craft

Popsicle Stick Poppy Kids Craft from Champagne & Sugarplums

More crafts and activities are available on our Pinterest Board for Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day Colouring & Activity Sheets

Print our Remembrance Day colouring page and activities as an additional resource for explaining the day to your children.

More Learning Resources From Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs provides classroom resources for all age levels. Find them HERE

Remembrance Day Services in New Brunswick

Atholville, NB – A Remembrance Day ceremony will be held indoors at Alma Hall in the Atholville Area on Saturday, November 11, at 10:50 a.m.

If you would like to lay a wreath at the Atholville ceremony, please provide your name to Campbellton Regional Community City Hall no later than Monday, November 6, by calling 506-789-2700.

Following the Remembrance Day ceremony, a banquet and dance will be held at Royal Canadian Legion Branch #19. The banquet begins at 1 p.m. The dance will take place from 2-4:30 p.m. with music by Daniel Poirier. Free for all veterans. Tickets for non-veterans are available at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #19, 34 Union Street, Campbellton Area. 

Blacks Harbour, NB – Stella Maris Hall, 837 Main St, Blacks Harbour. (10:00 a.m – 12:30 p.m.)

Campbellton, NB – Royal Canadian Legion Branch #19 – Campbellton will host a Remembrance Day ceremony on Saturday, November 11, beginning at 10:50 a.m. at the Memorial Regional Civic Centre in the Campbellton Area.

Following the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Civic Centre, a banquet and dance will be held at Royal Canadian Legion Branch #19. The banquet begins at 1 p.m. Free for all veterans. Tickets for non-veterans are available at the Branch office. The dance will take place from 2-4:30 p.m. with music by Daniel Poirier.

Centerville, NB – Weather permitting, we will hold the Remembrance Day Service at Victory Park, 728 Central St. at 10:30 a.m. The parade will march from the Western Valley Multiplex to the memorial site at Victory Park.

Dieppe, NB – There will be a ceremony on Saturday, November 11 at École Mathieu-Martin (511 Champlain Street) to commemorate Remembrance Day. The parade, made up of veterans, cadets and members of the RCMP, will form up at 10:30 a.m. and will make its way indoors for the ceremony that commemorates the signing of the Armistice, formalizing the end of World War I in 1918.

A reception will follow at the Dieppe Golden Age Club (445 Acadie Avenue).

Fredericton, NB – A Remembrance Day ceremony will be held at the Fredericton Cenotaph, 899 King Street on Saturday, November 11. This will be preceded by a parade/march at 10:30am.

There will also be a ceremony at the Marysville Cenotaph, 250 Canada Street. 

Grand Falls, NB – All are invited to join our remembrance ceremony at the cenotaph on Broadway Boulevard, at 11 a.m. to honour Canada’s Veterans.

Hartland, NB – A service will take place at the Hartland Community School, 217 Rockland Road, starting at 9:45 a.m. All are invited to attend the service in the school auditorium followed by the wreath-laying outside at the cenotaph.

Harcourt, NB – The ceremony will take place at the Legion at 6471 Route 116, Harcourt, NB. All are invited to our Remembrance Day ceremony honouring those who served to protect us. The ceremony is followed by a potluck lunch and music. Bring a dish to share. The cash-only bar is open after the ceremony concludes. This is our 75th year serving our veterans. Time 10:30 till 1:30pm Nov 11th 2023.

Kouchibouguac, NB – The Kouchibouguac Remembrance Service will be held on Saturday, November 11th, 2023
Please arrive by 10:45 a.m. at 119 Riverside Road, Kouchibouguac

Memramcook, NB – The Memramcook Veterans’ Group is holding a ceremony at Veterans’ Park to mark Remembrance Day. It will be held at 11 a.m. on November 1, 2023. Info: Etienne Gaudet, 506-962-7770 or

Millville, NB – All are invited to the Millville Cenotaph at 10:30 a.m., located at 3972 Route 104, on Remembrance Day to reflect and honour our past and current veterans who have answered the call.

Miramichi, NB – The Remembrance Day ceremony will be held at the Miramichi Civic Centre, 487 King George Hwy, Miramichi, at 10:30 a.m.

Moncton, NB – The largest Remembrance Day ceremony in Moncton will be held at the Moncton Coliseum, 377 Killiam Dr. at 10:30 a.m., along with smaller ceremonies at local cenotaphs (we will update with locations and details).

Norton, NB – The Norton Legion will host a ceremony at 1935 Rte 121, Norton, NB on November 11, 2023, at 10:30 a.m.

Oromocto, NB – Oromocto Cenotaph, Macdonald Ave, at 10:30 a.m. All are invited to attend the service that honours those who have served and are still serving. After which we gladly invite all to return to the Legion branch at 284 Restigouche Rd. for some entertainment and good stories.

Port Elgin, NB – Remembrance Day Ceremonies will occur at the Elementary School commencing at 1030hrs. Following the ceremony everyone is invited to the Branch 81 Legion for a small ceremony, snacks and libations.

Quispamsis, NB – The Remembrance Day Ceremony will commence at 10:30 am at the Qplex, 20 Randy Jones Way, Quispamsis. All are welcome to join us to honour and remember Canada’s Veterans. Please note: All wreaths laid will be transported by the Canadian Armed Forces after the service from here to the Parish of Rothesay Cenotaph on the Rothesay Common and placed there. If you wish to retrieve your wreath after our service to place at a gravesite or elsewhere, please do so after conclusion of the service.

Rexton, NB – The ceremonies will take place at the Lions Hall, 145 Rue Main, In Rexton, at 11am.

Riverview, NB – The Town of Riverview will host its annual Remembrance Day service at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (5 Fatima Drive) starting at 10:50 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

Sackville, NB – In Sackville, there will be a ceremony at Convocation Hall and the Cenotaph starting at 10:00 a.m. All are invited to attend the service at Convocation Hall (37 York St) and march to the Cenotaph (32-34 Bridge Street)

Saint Andrews, NB – There will be a Remembrance Day ceremony at the All Saints Anglican Church, 75 King Street, in Saint Andrews, at 11 am. All are invited to join the Passamaquoddy Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in remembering and honouring our Veterans.

Saint John, NB – The annual Remembrance Day ceremony at TD Station will begin shortly before 11 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. and community members are asked to be seated by 10:15 a.m.

Saint John, NB – All are invited to join us at Jervis Bay-Ross Memorial Park, 39 Graham St, Saint John, as we remember the women and men of East Saint John and area, who have served in our armed forces. Ceremonies start at 10:45 a.m.

Shediac, NB – There will be a Remembrance Day ceremony at Pascal Poirier Parc in Shediac at 10:30 a.m on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

St Stephen, NB – There will be a ceremony held at the Milltown Cenotaph at 11 a.m. on Remembrance Day, Saturday, November 11, 2023.

Tracadie, NB – Une invitation vous est lancer de se joindre à nous pour célébrer le Jour du Souvenir à l’église St-Jean Baptiste et St-Joseph de Tracadie à compter de 10:00. Il est à noter que nos Vétérans se formeront à l’Académie Ste-Famille pour une parade qui partira à 9:30. Un repas suivra après la messe et la Cérémonie de dépôt des couronnes. Billets acheter à l’avance pour le repas.

National Remembrance Day Ceremony

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