Canadian Legion and its branches are the Guardians of Remembrance
October and November, our branch’s main focus is on the
Poppy Campaign and the National Day of Remembrance. We
usually conduct a number of services for shut-ins at
local institutions, and we usually hold a Remembrance
Day service at 11 a.m. at the Carlingwood Mall; our main
service and wreath-laying ceremony being at 2 p.m. at
the Westboro Cenotaph.
However, this year we have had to cut back on these
events due to the current pandemic. The services for
shut-ins have been cancelled, as is the 11 a.m. service
at Carlingwood Mall on November 11th. Since numbers of
people allowed in gatherings changes frequently during
this pandemic, we have not finalized our plans for Nov.
11th. We encourage you to watch the ceremony at the
national cenotaph on television for the 11 o'clock
This memorial, erected by the Westboro War Memorial
Association, was dedicated on June 8, 1985 to honour the
fallen members of Westboro and surrounding areas. It’s
located near Byron Avenue between Golden and Broadview
The Battle of the Atlantic
More than 4,600 courageous service men and women in the
Canadian Merchant Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy, and the
Royal Canadian Air Force lost their lives at sea during
the Battle of the Atlantic. This battle lasted from
September 1939 to May 1945, making it Canada’s longest
military engagement of the Second World War.
Every year, leading up and on Nov. 11, Canadians show
their gratitude to and respect for those who sacrificed
so much as they so bravely fought for their country. We
wear poppies produced
and distributed by the Royal Canadian Legion, and we
honour the fallen at a Remembrance Ceremony at the
National War Memorial in Ottawa. We also gather for
smaller but very moving ceremonies organized by Legion
branches in thousands of neighbourhoods.
Books of Remembrance
These seven books, with the names of Canadians who fought in
wars and died either during or after them, lie in the
Memorial Chamber in the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill. If
you want to obtain a copy of a page, you can
They shall grow not old, as we that
are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.