2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the iconic Poppy symbol of Remembrance. One hundred years ago, the precursor to The Royal Canadian Legion officially recognized the Poppy as Canada’s lasting symbol of Remembrance. On November 11, Nipissing University encourages all members of the Lakers community to observe a moment of silence to honour the courage, valour and sacrifice of those who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war and conflict.
At Nipissing University, we are proud of our long-standing relationship with CFB/BFC North Bay 22 Wing. Over the past decade, Lakers Athletics has raised over $30,000 for the Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) through its annual Military Appreciation Night hockey game. The Nipissing University Student Union also maintains a unique partnership with the MFRC, referring students who are veterans, family members of veterans or regular forces personnel to the MFRC to ensure they are supported as they navigate university life.
On November 11th, on campus, as an expression of observance, we will be holding a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 11th outside on the patio adjacent to the Nipissing front entrance. All are welcome to attend. Please note, COVID-19 public health measures are in place and masks are required when social distancing is not possible.
For those who continue to work remotely, you can pay tribute to our veterans and active service members by:
- Wearing a poppy
- Observing a moment of silence at 11 a.m. on November 11
- Watching the Two Minutes of Silence video created by the The Royal Canadian Legion
- Participating in an online service
- Queen’s Park Ceremony of Remembrance livestream on November 11 at 10:45 a.m.
- National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa on November 11 at 10:45 a.m.
- Sharing your gratitude online by using #RemembranceDay