I’ve been to many Remembrance Day ceremonies, but, I’m sorry to say, none in Weston. I went today for the first time, and it was very moving.
About forty people observed the 100th anniversary of the armistice in near silence. It was quite beautiful; there were no speakers and no organizers, but a community came together to mark an important occasion. A few people quietly streamed the CBC broadcast, and, at some point when it was right, everyone with a poppy walked forward to place it on the cenotaph.
A few minutes later, we all walked off in near silence.
This Sunday will mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.
The City of Toronto hosts several civic ceremonies; the nearest to us will be in the York Memorial Collegiate Auditorium. It will start at 10:45.
At sundown, bells across Toronto will be rung 100 times to mark the 100 years since the signing of the armistice. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like any churches or community groups in Weston have yet registered with the city to announce their participation; perhaps, dear reader, if you are a member of a church, you could ask?
The Weston Historical Society will be hosting its annual Hymn Sing on December 5. They are also
looking for two people to tell their Christmas memories… We would prefer the memories be of Weston but they don’t have to be. They should be no longer than 5 minutes and can be about anything related to Christmas. They don’t have to be of long ago, just good memories from the holidays.