Remembrance Day 2020 (live stream)

We Shall Not Forget

At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, traditionally members of the community, including local 199, lay wreaths at the feet of the fallen soldier’s monument in Merritton.  Sadly Due to COVID-19, there will only be a small gathering of Legion members at Merritt Park this year, by invitation only to ensure physical distancing. Today we will wear a poppy with pride and observe a moment of silence to mark the sacrifice of the many who have fallen in the service of their country, we also stand in honour of all who have and continue to serve and protect. Wearing a Poppy directly supports veterans and their families, and ensures Canada never forgets. You can watch Merritton ceremony live at the following link. Watch the live stream of the service at the Cenotaph at Merritt Park at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, 2020. We have included  links to the images taken by Unifor in previous years and posted on our website, 2016, 2018 2019

We shall not forget,

Greg Brady
President Unifor Local 199
On behalf of all our members at Unifor Local 199

Remembrance Day in Niagara 2020


The Remembrance Day ceremony in St. Catharines is organized by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24. There will be no parade from City Hall and to Merritt Park this year. Residents are encouraged to watch the ceremony online rather than in-person. To accommodate for this, the City of St. Catharines will live stream the 2020 Remembrance Day ceremony at


Remembrance Day ceremony at Welland cenotaph cancelled. There will be no Remembrance Day ceremony at the Welland-Crowland War Memorial this year. In a media release, organizer Ken Cassavoy said the ceremony at the cenotaph in Chippawa Park was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions that limit outdoor gatherings to 25 people. “As volunteer organizers of the event, Betsy Warankie and I understand and support the Ontario government COVID-19 regulation and the related recommendation from the mayor’s office,” Cassavoy said in the release. “Therefore, in the interest of the safety of the public during the ongoing pandemic, we have agreed to the cancellation of our commemoration service this year.”  Cassavoy said he and organizers are hopeful the ceremony will proceed next year and urged everyone to pause for a few minutes at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 to “privately pay quiet tribute to all the veterans and the other men and women who sacrificed for us, and still continue to do so, in so many different ways.”


This year the City’s Remembrance Day Service will look a little different as we will be adhering to the Provincial Covid-19 protocols.  The Services at the Gale Centre and the Chippawa Arena have been combined and limited to a small, outdoor ceremony with a limited number of pre-screened participants.  This annual observance will be live-streamed so residents, spectators and families can follow along.  All are invited to join the live stream on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 beginning at 10:45 a.m. at as we pay tribute to those who sacrificed for our freedoms.

Remembrance Day 2019


We will remember them.