2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. 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.
On Remembrance Day, we honour those who served and sacrificed for all we have. We remember those who did not have the same opportunities we have today and pause to reflect and give thanks for the freedoms we enjoy.
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.
Although we are not able to gather in person this year to observe Remembrance Day, 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
- North Bay Memorial Park Cenotaph Ceremony of Remembrance livestream on the 22 Wing Ayr Mess Facebook Page on November 11, at 11:00 a.m.
- 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
Lest We Forget.
President & Vice-Chancellor (Interim)