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Remembrance Day Ceremony 2022

The York University community is invited to watch the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies which will be taking place in person at both Keele Campus (livestreamed) or Glendon Campus. Remembrance Day honours the men and women who were killed during the two world wars and other conflicts. Previously known as Armistice Day, it was renamed Remembrance Day after the Second World War.

Keele Campus Ceremony:
Date: Fri. Nov. 11 @ 10:30 a.m.
Location: Harry W. Arthurs Common Flagpole, Keele Campus (live streamed)

Glendon Campus Ceremony:
Date: Fri. Nov. 11 @ 10:45 a.m.
Location: Glendon flagpole, West Quad (York Hall), Glendon Campus

Remembrance Day Ceremony 2022

Call of the Pipes
Led by Ian MacDonald, Pipe Major, Toronto Police Pipe Band

“O Canada”
Led by the York University Chamber Choir

Welcome & Land Acknowledgement from Master of Ceremonies
Carol McAulay, Vice-President Finance & Administration

Remarks & Honour Song
Philip Cote, Young Spiritual Elder

Rhonda Lenton, President & Vice-Chancellor

“Anthem for Doomed Youth”
Read by Nona Robinson, Vice-Provost, Students

“High Flight”
Steve Dranitsaris, Incoming Co-President, York University Retirees Association

“En Silence“
Angus Ho, Sailor First Class, Royal Canadian Navy & BA (Hons) ‘19

Act of Remembrance
Read by Walter Perchal, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d), Contract Faculty, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

“The Last Post”
Played by Brittany Zecha, student, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Moment of Silence

Played by Ian MacDonald

Played by Brittany Zecha

“In Flanders Fields”
Performed by the York University Chamber Choir

Laying of Wreaths
On behalf of the Canadian Forces by Angus Ho
On behalf of Military Veterans by Walter Perchal
On behalf of Aboriginal Warriors by Philip Cote
On behalf of York Students by Issa Abdi Jamaa
On behalf of York University staff by Recep Demir
On behalf of York Faculty by Parissa Safai
On behalf of York Alumni by Hortense Valerie Anglin
On behalf of York Retirees by Steve Dranitsaris

Closing Remarks from Master of Ceremonies
Carol McAulay, Vice-President Finance & Administration



Community members can find poppies and donation boxes on the Keele Campus in these locations: Vari Hall, red zone, Scott Library, Bookstore, Steacie IT Service Desk and Schulich ELC front desk. They will also be available at both ceremonies.


Legion 527 is accepting donations to their poppy campaign via Interac at legion527deposit@gmail.com (add “Poppy” to the comment field on the Interac transfer).