26 May 2013
Media Advisories, News Releases & Public Service Announcements
Date: Thursday 1 November 2012
Contact: City of Ottawa - Media Relations (613-580-2450), firstname.lastname@example.org
PSA: Remembrance Day schedule changes
Ottawa - The City of Ottawa reminds residents of the following schedule changes for Remembrance Day (Sunday, November 11). The flags at all City of Ottawa will be lowered to half-mast from sunrise to sunset to honour the memory of all Canadians who have served their country in time of war.
- Since Remembrance Day falls on a Sunday, Ottawa City Hall and all seven Client Service Centres, including the Government Service Centres located at 110 Laurier Avenue West, will be closed on Monday, November 12. Business will resume as usual on Tuesday, November 13.
- The City’s Provincial Offences Court, located at 100 Constellation Crescent, will also be closed on Monday, November 12. Business will resume as usual on Tuesday, November 13.
- The City’s 3-1-1 Contact Centre will be open for urgent matters requiring the City’s immediate attention. Call 3-1-1 or 613-580-2400 to speak to a customer service representative. For persons with a hearing-related disability, call (TTY): 613-580-2401.
Garbage and recycling:
- Curbside green bin, recycling, garbage, and leaf and yard waste collection will take place on its regular day with no changes to the collection schedule.
- Multi-residential garbage and recycling container collection will take place on its regularly scheduled day with no changes.
- The Trail Road Landfill site will be open on Monday, November 12.
- OC Transpo will operate a Sunday schedule on November 11 and a regular weekday schedule on Monday, November 12. War veterans who wear their medals or uniforms may ride OC Transpo, Para Transpo and Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) for free during National Veterans’ Week – November 5 to 11. On November 11, buses will pull over to the side of the road (where it is safe to do so) to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. The Last Post and Reveille will be played over the radios of OC Transpo buses. OC Transpo operators may also wear red on November 11 in support of Canadian Forces troops. Call 613- 560-1000 or text 560560 plus your four-digit bus stop number for automated schedule information. For more information, holiday schedules and travel planning, phone 613-741-4390 or visit octranspo.com.
STO will also operate a Sunday schedule on November 11. Riders are invited to consult the User’s Guide, visit Plani-Bus on the STO web site at www.sto.ca or call 819-770-3242 for more details. The INFOBUS system also provides the exact time that the next two buses are scheduled for at a particular stop by dialling 819-778 plus the bus stop number.
- On November 11, a family can travel all day with one $7.75 DayPass. A “family” includes up to six people with a maximum of two ages 13 or older.
- OC Transpo Sales and Information Centres will be closed, November 11, and November 12 with the exception of the Rideau Centre office, which will be open from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on November 11 and from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on November 12.
- The OC Transpo Information Centre (613-741-4390) will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 11 and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on November 12.
- OC Transpo Customer Relations Department (613-842-3600) will be closed on Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12.
Ottawa Public Health:
- Pools, arenas and fitness centres will be open for public swimming, aquafitness, skating and fitness classes with regular schedules on Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12. Please check with ottawa.ca or the facility of your choice for details.
- Registered programs at swimming pools, community centres and arenas will be operating on Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12, however, clients should check with their facility to confirm, as some exceptions will apply.
- Most programming at arts centres, archives, galleries, theatres and museums will not be offered on Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12, however, clients should check ottawa.ca or their facility to confirm, as some exceptions may apply.
Municipal child care services:
- All branches, departments and services of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed on Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11. Regular hours will resume on Monday, November 12.
The City of Ottawa informs residents of the following parades and ceremonies being held in the various communities in and around Ottawa commemorating Remembrance Day.
Parades and Ceremonies:
- Bells Corners – 10:45 a.m. to noon, Royal Canadian Legion (Bells Corners Branch 593), Centrepointe Drive between Constellation Drive and Chrysalis Way, and to the ceremonial site.
- Eastview/Vanier – 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion (Eastview Branch 462), north on Cyr Avenue between the Royal Canadian Legion (294 Cyr Avenue) and Montreal Road, east on Montreal Road between Cyr Avenue and Hannah Street, and north on Hannah Street between Montreal Road and Marier Avenue, and to the Vanier Cenotaph for the ceremonial service.
- Kanata – 10:30 a.m. to noon, Royal Canadian Legion (Kanata Branch 638), east on The Parkway between Earl of March High School (4 Parkway) and Teron Road, south on Teron Road between The Parkway and Colchester Square, Colchester Square, and to the Kanata Cenotaph for the ceremonial service.
- Manotick/South Carleton – 10:30 a.m. to noon, Royal Canadian Legion (South Carleton Branch 314), east on Beaverwood Road from the Royal Canadian Legion to Manotick Main Street, north on Manotick Main Street from Beaverwood Road to Bridge Street, east on Bridge Street from Manotick Main Street to Dickinson Street, south on Dickinson Street from Bridge Street, and to the Manotick Cenotaph for the ceremonial service.
- Metcalfe – 10:45 a.m. to noon, ceremonial service at the Metcalfe Cenotaph in front of Old City Hall.
- National War Memorial – 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion, Dominion Command.
- Navan – 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Colonial Road between Henn Drive and Delson Drive, and to the Navan Cenotaph for the ceremonial service.
- Orléans – 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 632),Vimont Court and Taylor Creek Boulevard between Vimont Court and the Royal Canadian Legion at 800 Taylor Creek Boulevard, and to the Orleans Cenotaph for the ceremonial service.
- Osgoode – 10:45 to noon, Royal Canadian Legion (Osgoode Branch 589), Victoria Street between Eighth Line Road and Louise Street, and to ceremonial service at Osgoode Cenotaph in front of Municipal Building.
- Richmond – 10:45 a.m to 11:45 a.m., Royal Canadian Legion (Richmond Branch 625), Perth Street between the Richmond Shopping Plaza and the Richmond Memorial Park for the ceremonial service.
- Stittsville – 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion (Stittsville and District Branch 618), north on Stittsville Main Street between the Royal Canadian Legion, (1480 Stittsville Main Street) and Warner-Colpitts Lane, and west on Warner-Colpitts Lane between Stittsville Main Street and the Stittsville Cenotaph for the ceremonial service.
- Strathcona – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Sunday, November 4, Royal Canadian Legion (Strathcona Branch 595), Main Street between Hazel Street and Beckwith Street (Beckwith Memorial Gate) for the ceremonial service.
- West Carleton – 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, November 3, Royal Canadian Legion (West Carleton (Branch 616), Constance Bay Road between McConnell Lane and Allbirch Road, and Allbirch Road between Constance Bay Road, and to the Royal Canadian Legion for the ceremonial service.
- Westboro – 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion (Westboro Branch 480), north on Winston Avenue between the Royal Canadian Legion and Madison Avenue, east on Madison Avenue between Winston Avenue and Churchill Avenue, south on Churchill Avenue between Madison Avenue and Richmond Road, and west on Richmond Road between Churchill Avenue and Broadview Avenue, and wreath laying and ceremonial service at the Westboro Cenotaph.
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