Join the McMichael Canadian Art Collection for a solemn day of remembrance
No admission fee for serving members of military and veterans with a valid ID.
Remembrance Day Ceremony Commences at 10:50 am
Our observance will commence with an Indigenous ceremony and Territory Welcome by veteran Mark LaForme, a member of the Mississauga of the Credit First Nation, and will include the participation of Blake Goldring, Immediate Past Honorary Colonel of the Canadian Army and Founder and Chairman of Canada Company: Many Ways to Serve, as well as personnel of the 4th Canadian Division Headquarters, Canadian Army.
Toronto Children’s Chorus Performance at 12 pm
In recognition of the centenary of Armistice, the Toronto Children’s Chorus will perform Canadian and British songs related to the end of the Great War.
Gallery Tours from 12 pm to 3:30 pm
Public and family-oriented tours will position the McMichael’s exhibitions within the context of the Great War.
Drop-In Art Workshop from 12 pm to 3:30 pm
Help us create a meaningful field of poppies with our Create-a-Poppy workshop! Join this unique, collaborative project where participants will create poppies with thoughtful messages of remembrance.
The Door You Came In at 3 pm – Please note, this performance has been cancelled due to illness.
An extraordinary two-man performance of spoken word and song, The Door You Came In tells the story of a Newfoundland family and the war that changed it forever. Author David Macfarlane and musician Douglas Cameron collaborate in this remarkable production based on Macfarlane’s memoir, The Danger Tree: Memory, War, and the Search for a Family’s Past.
About the Toronto Children’s Chorus
The Toronto Children’s Chorus is recognized as one of the finest treble choirs in the world. The Chorus is committed to the enrichment of children’s lives through the discipline, teamwork and unique camaraderie of fine choral singing.
About David Macfarlane
David Macfarlane is a Toronto based journalist, playwright and novelist. Macfarlane’s best-selling Newfoundland family memoir, The Danger Tree, was greeted with international acclaim. His most recent novel, The Figures of Beauty, won the Bressani Literary Prize.
About Douglas Cameron
Douglas Cameron, two-time Juno nominee, is a musician and a composer, has performed throughout Canada for over four decades. As a composer for television his credits include shows with Showtime, HGTV, Bravo, CBC, Treehouse and HBO.
About Mark LaForme
Mark LaForme is a Status Indian and a member of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation 30 km south of Hamilton. He currently serves as the Director of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Department of Consultation and Accommodation, a department the Chief and Council tasked him with establishing in January 2015.
Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Mark spent most of his time on his First Nation in New Credit, in particular after the age of 14. After high school, Mark enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, in which he has served from 1979 until 1982 when he received his honorable discharge at the enlisted rank of Corporal.