Honour and Remember

The Remembrance Day Ceremony has played a major role in Remembrance since 1931. That year, the federal parliament adopted an act to amend the Armistice Day Act, providing that the day should be observed on 11 November and that the day should be known as Remembrance Day.  Every year, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we gather to stand in honour of all who have fallen. Together, we observe a moment of silence to mark the sacrifice of the many who have fallen in the service of their country, and to acknowledge the courage of those who still serve. 

To learn how you can donate to the Canadian Legion Poppy Fund, click the image below.

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Acting President of the Yellowknife Legion, Richard Jalbert and the Yellowknife Legion's oldest veteran, Mr. Joe Ouellette, during the pinning of the first poppy ceremony, on October 25th, 2019 at Joint Task Force North. (click on the picture to view the high resolution photo)

Remembrance Day 2019 Events in Yellowknife

Sunday November 10th
Candlelight vigil at the cemetery - 7 pm

Cadet vigil at the Cenotaph - overnight


Monday November 11th

Parade to the Cenotaph from JTFN - 9:40 am

Ceremony at the Cenotaph - 10:00 am (or so)

Parade down Franklin to St. Patrick’s School - immediately following ceremony at the Cenotaph

Doors open at St. Patrick’s for indoor service - 10:00 am

Indoor ceremony starts at St. Patrick’s - 10:50 am (or so); we ask that the public be in the gym and seated by 10:45 am

Honour Roll Call and pinning of poppies at the Legion - immediately following the conclusion of the service at St. Pat’rick's, all are welcome (accompanied minors may be in the Legion until 4 pm)

*As poppies are only worn during the period of Remembrance in November, we ask all members of the public to please remove their poppies by sunset on November 11*