Community update

Engaging with Remembrance Day 2023

01 Nov 2023
Reflecting on War, Conflict, and Peace Building

Today is the first day of November, which turns our thoughts towards Remembrance Day and the sacrifices made by countless individuals.

The University will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10 to observe Remembrance Day and the flags will be lowered to half-mast on Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11.

In collaboration with MtA Spiritual Care, we invite the University community to engage with this important holiday in various ways that honour and respect our long-held traditions dating back to 1919.  

With November 11 falling during Reading Week, here are ways the Mount Allison community can engage with Remembrance Day this week: 

Reflection on Campus 
MtA Spiritual Care is engaging students in reflections regarding war, peace building, and community. Outreach tables will be located in Jennings Dining Hall today from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and in the Bookstore on Thursday, Nov. 2 from 1–3 p.m. 

There are 17 classes with approximately 700 students who will also participate in the activity on November 1, 2, & 3. The responses will be shared, both on social media and throughout campus. 

Community Remembrance Day Service 
The Mount Allison community is invited to join the Sackville Legion at Convocation Hall on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m., concluding with a march to the Cenotaph in Memorial Park, corner of Bridge/Weldon St., for further Remembrance Day observances.  

MtA Remembers 
A MtA Remembers video will be released on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. on Mount Allison’s Facebook and YouTube, which includes the annual reading of the 163 members of the Mount Allison community who gave their lives to ensure our freedom. 

We hope this time will be a meaningful way for all members of Mount Allison University to remember, honour, and work for peace.  

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