Guelph/Eramosa to host virtual Remembrance Day ceremony

ROCKWOOD – The Township of Guelph/Eramosa is extending a virtual invitation to anyone wishing to attend the Remembrance Day Service on Nov. 11 at 10:55am.

The global pandemic continues to affect the execution of Remembrance Day ceremonies around the globe. Following the local area restrictions imposed due to the pandemic remains a paramount concern for the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved, officials say.

As per the 2020 Remembrance Day Service, there will be reduction in people at the ceremony location and an adjustment in the format to allow the community to honour its veterans and the sacrifices they made, regardless of the pandemic.

Spectators will be discouraged from attending in person due to the limited space and the requirement to physically distance. The smaller number of people participating will be required to remain two meters apart and will need to wear masks unless performing certain duties related to the ceremony.

Anticipated significant changes to this year’s commemoration include:

  • no parade;
  • no colour party;
  • no post-ceremony reception;
  • wreaths pre-positioned such that no wreath bearers or assistants will be required; and
  • no members of the Cadets or Wellington Riffles present.

The township will offer a livestream presentation of the Remembrance Day ceremony on its Facebook page and the township website.

For more information, visit or contact licensing and legislative administrator Deanna Pellizzer at 519-856-9596 extension 140 or