3 free things to do on Remembrance Day
Here are three free things to do on Nov. 11:
1. REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES
There will be Remembrance Day Services all over Toronto on Sunday, but two of the best are at Fort York (250 Fort York Blvd.) and Old City Hall (60 Queen West).
At Fort York, a procession of military staff in period uniform will walk at 10:45 a.m. from the west gate to the Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery, which is where the public can gather. At 11 a.m. soldiers of the Toronto Garrison who fell in the War of 1812 and soldiers of all of Canada’s wars since, will be honoured.
At Old City Hall, fallen soldiers from both World Wars, Korea, Peacekeeping and the Afghanistan conflict will be remembered and honoured. 10:45 a.m. Expect a crowd.
At 4:56 p.m. (sunset) bells ring out across Toronto marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
2. FILM TRANSCENDS BORDERS
The European Union Film Festival is on now through Nov. 22, with two free movies every night at the Royal Cinema on College Street.
This is the film festival of the European Union Consulates & Cultural Institutes in our fair city, and represents a rare opportunity to see awardwinning movies on the big screen.
Today’s offerings are Wonderland, a Finnish dramedy from filmmaker Inari Niemi about a group of strangers with nowhere to go on Christmas. They all end up at the same farmhouse with unexpected results. North American premiere 6 p.m. Subtitles
At 8:30 p.m., see the Canadian premiere of
Limestone Cowboy (Malta), a film from Abigail Mallia about a delusional man determined to become Malta’s next prime minister. Subtitles.
You must be 18+ to attend. Here’s the schedule: https:// euffto.com/index.php/schedule
3. PICKLE BARREL STEPS UP
Are you a veteran or currently in the Canadian Armed Forces?
If so, all 12 Ontario locations of the Pickle Barrel invite you to enjoy a free two-course meal on Remembrance Day.
Please present your active National Defence ID, Certificate of Service Card, Record of Service Card, Veterans Affairs Canada Health Identification Card, or Canadian Forces Appreciation Program Card. Reserve Forces also welcome.
This is the fifth year that Pickle Barrel has offered its special Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation menu. Marketing director Adam Gilbert is hoping to serve a record number of Canadian vets and active military today. He said, “As a proud all-Canadian brand, we believe it’s important to show support for Canada’s past and present Armed Forces.”
Check the menu in advance.