What’s open and closed on this chilly Remembrance Day


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This article was published 11/11/2014 (3119 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Bundle up if you are heading out to an outdoor Remembrance Day service today.

Environment Canada is calling for a chilly day in Winnipeg, with a 30 per cent chance of flurries switching to periods of light snow in the afternoon.

The warning to dress warm for the morning services should not be taken lightly. As of 8 a.m., the temperature was only -12 C; feeling like -19 with the wind chill.

Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press Arrival of the Honour Guard at the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014.

The north wind at 30 km/h will keep things feeling cooler than the forecast high of -6 C later today.

Tonight, expect more snow, with amounts in the range of two to four centimetres and a low of -10 C.

Wednesday figures to bring more light snow and a north wind 30 km/h. The high is -7 C.

The normal high for this time of year is -1 C.

The sunshine should return Thursday and Friday.

What’s open, what’s closed

All retail stores and shopping malls can open at 1 p.m. on Remembrance Day, running normal business hours from then on. Retail stores are not permitted to be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Restaurants — including indoor eateries, coffee shops and outdoor vendors — can operate under normal business hours.

Gas stations, convenience stores and medical facilities are also exempt from the Remembrance Day retail observance.

Banks and credit unions are closed.

Recycling, garbage and yard waste collection schedule will be adjusted over this week due to Remembrance Day. Customers who normally have collection on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, should put their carts out one day later this week. Yard waste will be collected on the same day as recycling and garbage. The Brady Road Resource Management Facility is closed.

Winnipeg Transit is running on a Sunday schedule. Drivers will stop their vehicles to observe a moment of silence at 11 a.m., and route/destination signs on the front of buses will include the message “Lest We Forget.”

All city leisure centres are closed. All indoor pools are closed except two: the Cindy Klassen Recreation and Fitness Complex is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and the Pan Am Pool and Fitness Complex is open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

All public libraries are closed, as are the Winnipeg Parking Authority office and the city’s animal services agency.

Grounds at Brookside, St. Vital, and Transcona cemeteries are open for visitors between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.  Cemetery offices are closed.

Remembrance Day services

Winnipeg’s largest Remembrance Day service takes place at the RBC Convention Centre (375 York Ave.). Doors open at 9:30 a.m. The public is asked to find a seat by 10:15 a.m., with the service set to begin at 10:45 a.m.

There will also be outdoor services at Vimy Ridge Memorial Park and on the Manitoba Legislative Building grounds.

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Chippawa, Manitoba’s naval reserve division (located at 1 Navy Way) is also holding a service. It gets underway at 10:15 a.m.

A service at the Valour Road Memorial Site (Valour Road at Sargent Avenue) is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m.

There will be a Remembrance Day Ceremony at the McGregor Armoury with 38 Canadian Brigade Group beginning at 10:30 a.m. and lasting until 11:45 a.m. It’s located at 551 Machray Ave.

The Minto Armouries Remembrance Day Parade will take place 9:45 – 11:45 a.m. at Minto Armoury, 969 St. Matthews Ave.

There is still time, meanwhile, to check out the Victoria Crosses of Valour Road Exhibit at the Manitoba Museum. The exhibit closes Sunday, Nov. 16. After that, the three crosses, awarded to three Winnipeg men for their actions in battle in the First World War, will be returned to their permanent home at the Canada War Museum in Ottawa.

Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press The large crowd at the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

Legion services

Transcona legion (117 Regent Ave.) is hosting its annual Remembrance Day parade and service. The march starts at 10:20 a.m. before heading to the Blessed Sacrament Church for a short service.

Henderson Highway legion (3400 De Vries Ave.) is hosting a ceremony at 11 a.m.

Brooklands and Weston legion (1613 Logan Ave.) is hosting a service at 11 a.m.

Charleswood legion is hosting a service at Oak Park High School (820 Charleswood Rd.), beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Elmwood legion (920 Nairn Ave.) will hold a small gathering at 10:50 a.m. Weather permitting, the legion will first host a small graveside service at the Elmwood Cemetery, beginning at 10 a.m.

Fort Garry legion (1125 Pembina Hwy.) will open its doors at 8:45 a.m. for its service, which is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m.

General Sir Sam Steele legion (376 Salter St.) is hosting a service at 10:30 a.m.

Norwood/St. Boniface legion (134 Marion St.) is organizing a march from the legion to St. Philip’s Anglican Church. The public is asked to meet at the legion at 10:15 a.m.; a service will be held at the church at 11 a.m.

The Prince Edward legion is hosting a service at the Alphonsus Parish Hall (341 Munroe Ave.) at 10:50 a.m.

Bruce Park will once again be the site of the St. James legion service. The event gets underway at 10:45 a.m.

The Ukrainian Canadian legion (618 Selkirk Ave.) is hosting a service at 12:30 p.m.

Winnipeg Polish Canadian legion (1335 Main St.) is having a service at 10:45 a.m.

Winnipeg South Osborne Legion (426 Osborne St.) will open its doors at 10 a.m., with the service scheduled to get underway at 11 a.m.

West Kildonan legion(1748 Main St.), doors open at 10:30 a.m., service starts at 10:55 a.m.

The Selkirk legion will hold its service at the Selkirk Recreation Complex, 10:30 a.m. start time.

Stonewall legion will hold its service at the legion (459 Main St.), starting at 10:45 a.m.

The Winnipeg Beach legion Remembrance Day service, starts at 10:45 a.m.



Updated on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 10:09 AM CST: Adds information on what's open and closed.

Updated on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 11:01 AM CST: Corrects typo in transit sign, adds photographs.

Updated on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:53 PM CST: Rejigs headline, text.

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