Port Colborne remembers with two Remembrance Day ceremonies on November 11:

Cadet at cenotaph
H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park

Join the city and Port Colborne Branch 56 of the Royal Canadian Legion in H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park at the City of Port Colborne Cenotaph for WWI, WWII, Korea, and Afghanistan at 10:30 a.m. The Legion is also extending an open invitation afterwards for a light lunch at 12 p.m. at their branch on 67 Clarence Street. The ceremony will be recorded and aired on the city’s YouTube channel, social media sites, and website later in the day. In the event of inclement weather in the forecast, the ceremony will occur upstairs of the Port Colborne Branch 56 of the Royal Canadian Legion, 67 Clarence Street.

Humberstone cenotaph flagpole
Humberstone Cenotaph

Join the city and St. John's Lutheran Church at the Township of Humberstone Cenotaph, 2767 Vimy Rd, for WWI, WWII and Korea in Cedar Bay Centennial Park at 10:45 a.m. for a Remembrance Day ceremony.

Mayor Steele receiving Poppy
Poppy Campaign

Residents are encouraged to support the Royal Canadian Legion Port Colborne Branch 56 Poppy campaign. Every year, from the last Friday of October to Nov. 11, tens of millions of Canadians wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to honour Canada’s Veterans and remember those who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. Donations collected during the Poppy campaign are held in trust at the branch level to directly support Veterans and their families within their community and to help ensure Canadians ‘never forget’.

Poppy display at Museum
Poppy Display

This time of the year when our gardens begin to fade there is always one flower that continues to bloom in our hearts: the Poppy. With its fine stem and delicate petals, the Poppy remains an enduring symbol of strength and remembrance.

Port Colborne’s Historical & Marine Museum installs a display of handmade Poppies along the property’s perimeter. To honour the Poppy, the Museum Gift Shop also selects several commemorative items including lapel pins, bracelets, birdfeeders, toques, and totes.