The Royal Canadian Legion Fred Gies Branch 50 will hold their annual Remembrance Day ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11, beginning at 10 a.m. at the downtown Kitchener cenotaph. In the interest of community safety, the event will not be open to members of the public to attend. Instead, CTV Kitchener will be providing live coverage of this year’s ceremony and those wishing to participate can join the live stream online on CTV’s website.

Help mark Remembrance Day by supporting the annual KW Poppy campaign with a donation to the KW Poppy Fund. Since many will be recognizing Remembrance Day this year at home, consider making a donation online at The annual KW Poppy campaign helps provide emergency assistance, which is defined as shelter, food, fuel, clothing, prescription medicine and necessary transportation for ex-service personnel and their widows/widowers.Some government offices and banks have a statutory holiday on Wednesday, Nov. 11. This closure affects some city-owned facilities.

Facility closures

Offices at Kitchener City Hall will be closed on Nov. 11. Services normally offered by appointment will be available again on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 9 a.m.


The Kitchener Market continues to only be open on Saturdays and will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

As of Nov. 7, all Kitchener Market vendors will move indoors. Please continue to follow all current Provincial and Regional health and safety measures and see on-site signage for directions.


All Kitchener Public Library locations are open regular hours on Wednesday, Nov. 11.


All pool facilities are open for regular programs on Wednesday, Nov. 11.


All community centres will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11, except Doon Pioneer Pak Community Centre which will be open from 9a.m.-7p.m.


The Aud and arenas will be open for scheduled rentals.


Budd Park indoor facility will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11.


For more information:

Shawn Falcao
Manager, Corporate Communications