Here's a roundup of Remembrance Day services, as well as what's open and what's closed on November 11th, 2011. PLEASE NOTE: Due to inclement weather, many events may be moved indoors. Please visit halifax.ca for the latest details.
Malls, big-box retail stores, as well as banks and government offices are closed for Remembrance Day. Some specialty retail outlets such as Shoppers Drug Mart and smaller convenience stores may be open, but be sure to call ahead. (Most Goodlife Fitness locations are open for example) Both Sobeys and Superstore locations will close by 12am on Thursday at the very latest.
Metro Transit will be running on a reduced schedule, and solid waste collection will be on Saturday November 12.
Remembrance Day services will be held at cenotaphs and Legions throughout Halifax Regional Municipality. Please take a moment to remember those who have served our country in the armed forces, and those who continue to serve at home and overseas.
Below is a list of some of the services taking place throughout HRM and organized by local Royal Canadian Legion branches and community groups. Most services begin at 11 a.m.
Halifax Grand Parade
Camp Hill Cenotaph
Point Pleasant Park
Earl Francis Memorial, 7 Sussex Street, Spryfield
Korea War Memorial, Stratford Way in Clayton Park West – RELOCATED TO: Canada Games Centre, 10:45 a.m.
Fairview Legion, Main Avenue and Hillcrest Street
MOVED DUE TO WEATHER: Old Winners retail space in Bedford Place Mall
Legion Property, 1166 Rocky Lake Dr.
Cole Harbour Place Cenotaph, Forest Hills Parkway
Caen Legion, 1341 Main Rd., Eastern Passage
Cenotaph, St. Bernard’s Church
Cenotaph in Porter's Lake, across from Superstore
MOVED to Sackville Legion
Beaver Bank (begins at 10:30 a.m.)
Kinsac Cenotaph, corner of Beaver Bank Rd. and Kinsac Rd. – Community Centre/Fire Station property
Windsor Junction Cenotaph, Windsor Junction School of Performing Arts on Windsor Junction Rd.
St. Margaret’s Bay
Seabright Legion, 11169 Peggy’s Cove Rd.
MacDonald Royal Canadian Legion, Greenhead Rd.
Valley Branch, 2768 Caribou Rd.
Coursellette Branch, #7 Highway, Sheet Harbour
Four Harbours Branch, #7 Highway, Oyster Pond
Cenotaph, 28879 #7 Highway
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, November 8, 2011 – Parks Canada’s Halifax Citadel National Historic Site is pleased to take part in Remembrance Day celebrations in Halifax on Friday, November 11, 2011.
At 11 am, the 1st Field Artillery Regiment will provide a gun salute in front of the main entrance to the Halifax Citadel NHS. Following the gun salute and the noon gun, the Army Museum will be open to visitors from 11 am until 3 pm. Admission to the site is free.
Located on the second floor of the historic Cavalier Building, the Museum has been situated within the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site since its establishment in 1953 and is a popular and highly regarded attraction at the Citadel. The Army Museum is a member of the Organization of Military Museums of Canada and operates with the assistance of the Nova Scotia Museum and Parks Canada.
Parks Canada works with partners, such as the Department of National Defence and the Army Museum, to provide opportunities for Canadians to connect with Canada’s cultural history.
For more information regarding this event please call (902) 422-5979. For more information on the Halifax Citadel and the Army Museum, please call (902) 426-5080 or visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/halifaxcitadel
Remembrance Day Solid Waste Collection Notice
(Tuesday, November 8, 2011) – HRM would like to remind residents that there will be no regular municipal solid waste collection services provided on Remembrance Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Curbside collection of garbage, organics or recyclables normally scheduled for Remembrance Day, Friday, Nov. 11 will occur the next day, Saturday, Nov. 12.
The Otter Lake Waste Processing and Disposal Facilities, the two Composting Facilities and the HRM Recycling Plant will be closed on Remembrance Day, Friday, Nov. 11 but will be open on Saturday, Nov. 12 with regular operating hours.
The HRM’s residential Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Depot will be closed Saturday, Nov. 12 but will be open Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, please visit us online at www.halifax.ca/recycle or call 490-4000.
Remembrance Day Transit Service
(Wednesday, November 9, 2011) Halifax, NS Metro Transits fixed bus
routes, Access-A-Buses, and the Alderney Ferry will operate on holiday
schedules on Remembrance Day, November 11, 2011.
The Alderney Ferry will provide 30-minute service with the first
departure from Dartmouth at 7:30 am, and the last departure from Halifax
at 11:45 pm.
The Woodside Ferry and MetroLink, MetroX, and Community Transit bus
services will not be in operation on Remembrance Day.
Metro Transits Lost & Found department will also be closed on
Remembrance Day, reopening at 8:00 am, Monday, November 14.
Where possible Metro Transit buses will pull to the side of the road at
11 am on Remembrance Day to observe a moment of silence in honour of
Canada's war veterans and fallen peace officers.
For bus and ferry holiday schedules, contact the HRM Call Centre at
490.4000 or visit halifax.ca/metrotransit.