Remembrance Day ceremonies, virtual events and services happening in the Halifax Region and beyond
This year, Remembrance Day will be different. While we may not be gathering the way we are used to, there are many ways to safely honour the men and women who sacrificed for our freedom.
Find out how you can safely honour Veterans during the 2020 period of Remembrance.
5 ways Nova Scotians can keep Remembrance Day ceremonies safe in 2020
1. WHEN IN DOUBT, STAY HOME: Do not attend a Remembrance Day ceremony if you are feeling unwell or are self-isolating for any reason. Watch a ceremony on TV or online instead.
The Royal Canadian Legion – National Headquarters will livestream this year’s Remembrance Day ceremony on their Facebook page. The ceremony will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m. AST.
2. SOCIAL DISTANCING: If you choose to attend an event, maintain physical distance of 6 feet/2 metres from anyone outside of your household or close social group of 10.
See Nova Scotia’s social distancing guidelines.
3. GATHERING LIMITS: Remembrance Day ceremonies, like all events, must adhere to the gathering limits. You should not attend an in-person ceremony unless you have been invited.
Learn more about gathering limits.
4. NON-MEDICAL MASKS: Wearing a non-medical mask is required in most indoor public places – if you choose to attend an indoor ceremony, ensure that you wear a mask.
Learn more about mask guidelines.
5. SAFE PRACTICES: Practice good hand washing, practice proper cough and sneeze etiquette and maintain physical distance of 2 metres from anyone outside of your household or consistent social group of 10.
Learn more about safe practices for avoiding infection.
Find more information and resources about how to keep yourself and others safe and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Remembrance Day ceremonies
The National Remembrance Day Ceremony – Facebook Live
WHEN: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 11:45am AST
WHERE: Virtual Broadcast – Facebook Live
Remembrance Day at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
WHEN: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 10am – 2pm
WHERE: Halifax Citadel National Historic Site – 5425 Sackville St, Halifax
NOTE: COVID-19 protocols are in place at the Army Museum Halifax Citadel and masks are required for entry. Learn more.
Lower Sackville Virtual Remembrance Day Service
WHEN: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 10:45am
WHERE: Virtual Service – Facebook Live
From RCL Calais Branch 163:
“Due to social distancing and COVID restrictions, our Remembrance Day Service this year will be a “by invitation only” event at the Memory Lane Cenotaph. We will be Live streaming to enable you to take part in a safe and secure manner. The Sackville Legion will not be open on November 11th. Please click on the link to view the service that will begin at approximately 10:57 am.”
Updates from Halifax Regional Municipality
REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONIES
Due to COVID-19, Remembrance Day ceremonies across the municipality will be greatly reduced this year. Please check with your local legion to learn if the ceremony has moved to a virtual platform. The Remembrance Day ceremony at the Grand Parade is closed to the public.
HALIFAX TRANSIT BUS & FERRY SERVICES
In recognition of those who serve our country, Halifax Transit is offering free transit to all veterans and military personnel, and their accompanying family members, on Remembrance Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Halifax Transit buses and ferries will be operating on holiday schedules on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Learn more.
Parking will be free on Wednesday, Nov. 11, however, motorists must abide by other posted signage, such as accessible parking, fire hydrants and no-stopping.
Read the full update: Remembrance Day 2020 – municipal service adjustments