Poppy on gages of Museum

At their meeting on Oct.25, Council declared Oct. 29 - Nov. 11 as Poppy Week.  The Port Colborne Legion will be making poppies available at various locations across the city, including storefronts, grocery stores and schools. Poppies are provided as a symbol for people to remember. Any donations are welcomed and appreciated. The Legion is reminding residents that the proper etiquette in wearing a poppy is until the conclusion of Remembrance Day ceremonies on Nov. 11, 2021.

On Nov. 11, 2021, at 10:45 a.m. the Port Colborne Legion will be hosting their Remembrance Day ceremony at the cenotaph at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park. For those unable to attend, a live stream of the ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the City’s YouTube channel.

There will not be a ceremony at Cedar Bay Centennial Park this year, however, a wreath will be laid at the cenotaph, and residents are encouraged to visit to take a moment to pause, to reflect, to thank and to Remember.

The Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum Remembers

2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the remembrance Poppy in Canada. In July of 1921 the Great War Veterans Association adopted the Poppy as the flower of Remembrance. To honour this milestone and to commemorate those who protected our freedom, the Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum will have a Poppy installation on the museum grounds from November 4 - 11, 2021. The museum worked in partnership with the Niagara Falls Museum’s Poppy project to bring 2021 hand knit poppies to Port Colborne for this unique display. We are grateful to our neighbouring Museum and the volunteers who contributed to this project.

Archives programs on Remembrance Day

 Join us on Nov. 11, 2021, at 7 p.m. for a virtual presentation: HMCS Port Colborne and HMCS Humberstone: Local Namesakes in the Royal Canadian Navy. In honour of Remembrance Day, we will look at the history and careers of these two ships, and showcase some of the related artifacts in our collection. Sign up for this on Eventbrite.