Explore some of the Veterans' Week events and activities you can take part in this November in Toronto:
Support Sunnybrook's "Raise a Flag" CampaignThe Sunnybrook Veterans' Centre offers care to approximately 500 Canadian veterans, making it the largest veterans' care facility in the country. In 2012, the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is once again asking Canadians to take part in Operation Raise a Flag and donate either $20 or $50 to have a small or large Canadian flag added to Sunnybrook's lawn for November 11th. Money raised by this visual tribute will go to support Sunnybrook's Veterans' Programs, which help Sunnybrook provide the best life experience possible to veterans who are staying at the Veterans' Centre.
- Watch the 2012 Operation Raise a Flag video on YouTube.
- Watch Rick Mercer invite Canadians to Raise a Flag (2011) on YouTube.
TPL Remembrance Day ProgramOn Monday November 5 The Memory Project presents a Remembrance Day Program at the College/Shaw branch of the Toronto Public Library, from 2pm-3pm. "Guest speaker Ms. Alexandra Hackett, veteran of the British Forces, who served from 1963-1966 in the U.K. and Germany, will be discussing the changing role of women in the military."
Remembrance Day ConcertsIn 2012 there are two special opportunities to mark Veterans' Week by taking in a concert:
On Friday November 9 at 7:30pm Christ Church Deer Park and Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation are holding a Concert of Remembrance at the church (1570 Yonge, at Heath Street). Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.
And on Sunday November 11 at 7pm "Windjammers: In Remembrance, A Tribute to Canada’s Armed Forces" will take place at Brampton's Rose Theatre.
Toronto Zoo Admission Deal for Canadian Forces Members and VeteransIn 2012, the Toronto Zoo is offering FREE admission to current members of the Canadian Forces and 1/2 price admission to veterans and some CF family members October 1 through Remembrance Day.
- Visit the CF Deal page on TorontoZoo.com for full details and conditions.