November 9th, 2022
Across our board, we will mark Remembrance Day.
On November 11, Waterloo Region District School Board joins fellow Canadians in honouring our country’s many brave war heroes, both past and present, whose sacrifices have ensured the freedoms and lifestyle we are privileged to enjoy today.
We honour all Canadians that have served and are serving to protect our country. This includes those identifying as Indigenous, Black, Sikh, Chinese, Jewish, Muslim, 2SLGBTQIA+, women and the many multiple marginalized communities whose sacrifices have supported us today.
We are grateful for their service.
We will take this opportunity to increase learning and awareness of our storied history in relation to our present day liberties, advancements, strengths, and opportunities as a nation. It is important for us as a board to pause on Remembrance Day to reflect on the past, acknowledge the challenges of our present, and hope for a more peaceful future.
National flags at all WRDSB schools and other board facilities will be lowered on November 11 to mark Remembrance Day.
Students and staff across WRDSB have been working on classroom lessons and activities, school-wide assemblies to commemorate and honour the heroes who have served and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict, and peace.
On November 11, we are pleased to invite you at 10:30 am on our Youtube channel as we take time to remember from a live stream assembly from Coronation Public School in Cambridge.