Post Tagged with: "Remembrance Day"

Ceremony attendees attach their poppies to memorial wreaths following the Remembrance Day service at the Old City Hall Cenotaph. (Samraweet Yohannes)

Remembrance Day in 11 photos

On the brisk morning of Nov. 11, hundreds gathered at Old City Hall, in Toronto, to commemorate the fallen. At the annual Remembrance Day service, veterans, families of soldiers and supporters made a pilgrimage to the cenotaph to pay their respects and remember those who sacrificed their lives in war. The cross-generational importance of the day was underscored by the war poem […]

by Samraweet Yohannes· · News
(Samraweet Yohannes)

Lest we forget: 100 years of history

For two minutes this morning the City of Toronto stood still. Nothing could be heard save for the rustle of the wind as it blew through the microphones. At Old City Hall, crowds of people including Mayor John Tory cradled the Cenotaph with bowed heads of remembrance and hymns of sacrifice. One hundred years ago today on Nov. 11, 1916, […]

by Alexandra Chronopoulos· · Opinion
(Courtesy of Martin Brigden)

Helping Rye veterans get back to school

Chris Munro spent a good portion of his life either in the military or as a blue collar worker; he thought of himself as a physical man. After returning to civilian life, he wanted to get back into school but didn’t know where to start. This is where Bridges to Ryerson came in. It is a program operated through Ryerson’s […]

by Michal Stolarczyk· · News
Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 41

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 41

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
How an artist remembers Canadian soldiers

How an artist remembers Canadian soldiers

Every year, this sidewalk artist paints for days in the cold to commemorate the soldiers that fought in the war. He’s been doing it for the past 10 years.

by Ryersonian Staff· · RyersonianTV
RyersonianTV: November 12, 2015 – RSU vice president education on Reignite Ryerson’s Facebook post, Cockwell donation, protest at University of Missouri

RyersonianTV: November 12, 2015 – RSU vice president education on Reignite Ryerson’s Facebook post, Cockwell donation, protest at University of Missouri

RyersonianTV is a daily newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Monday to Friday, at noon EST.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
Lest we forget, In Flanders Fields

Lest we forget, In Flanders Fields

Community members gathered in the quad to commemorate Remembrance Day.

by Ryersonian Staff· · In pictures, RyersonianTV
Remembrance Day, holiday or not, a time to pay tribute

Remembrance Day, holiday or not, a time to pay tribute

People remain divided on whether Remembrance Day should be a federal national holiday.

by Angela Serednicki· · Editorial, Opinion
RyersonianTV: November 10, 2015 – RSU budget revealed, Remembrance Day vs. Christmas, Ryersonian’s podcast on Canada’s underground subculture

RyersonianTV: November 10, 2015 – RSU budget revealed, Remembrance Day vs. Christmas, Ryersonian’s podcast on Canada’s underground subculture

RyersonianTV is a daily newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Monday to Friday, at noon EST.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV
Why I wore the red poppy on Remembrance Day

Why I wore the red poppy on Remembrance Day

James Cohen is an 83-year-old veteran selling red poppies in the Scotia Plaza. He’s hunched over, missing a few teeth and his eyes are glazed over — that is until someone approaches his table. With a quick jerk, as if he was a kid again, he quickly stands up tall to adjust a stranger’s poppy. He thanks them for their donation. […]

by Rhiannon Joseph· · Guest Opinion, News, Opinion
Remembrance Day through the eyes of a Tibetan

Remembrance Day through the eyes of a Tibetan

The feeling I have on Remembrance Day can only be described as a form of identity crisis. Who do I have to remember? A crowd of nameless bodies dressed in uniform and covered in dried mud that I respect but with whom I have no personal connection. Though I was born here and hold a Canadian passport, on Remembrance Day […]

by Pema Tsering· · Guest Opinion, Opinion, Voices
Storify: where did all the poppies go?

Storify: where did all the poppies go?

[View the story “Where Are the Poppies?” on Storify]

by Rebecca Mattina· · News
Video: Rob Ford attends Remembrance Day ceremony at Old City Hall

Video: Rob Ford attends Remembrance Day ceremony at Old City Hall

The City of Toronto’s Remembrance Day ceremony was held at Old City Hall. Embattled mayor Rob Ford was in attendance, as well as Federal Transportation minister Lisa Raitt, Federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair. The Ryersonian’s city hall reporters Peter Lozinski and Jean Ko Din were there to take in the scene:

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Videos
In pictures: Ryerson Remembrance Day ceremony

In pictures: Ryerson Remembrance Day ceremony

Ryerson’s Remembrance Day ceremony to honour Canadian war veterans and soldiers was held in the quad Monday morning. Political leaders, including MPP Glen Murray and Toronto Centre by-election Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland, attended the service alongside Ryerson president Sheldon Levy, vice-president administration and finance, Julia Hanigsberg, and provost Mohamed Lachemi.