Remembrance Day Events in Oshawa – 2015


The talks, teas, and services commemorating Remembrance Day in Oshawa:

Read the touching wartime letters from William James Garrow, who, in 1915, enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Montreal, and died in Belgium, aged 22.  These letters chronicle William’s time overseas, starting with his arrival in England, following him as he moved to the Western Front, and ending with his family’s notification of his tragic death.  A small exhibit about William Garrow is on display at the Oshawa Community Museum, in Guy House, until November 9, 2015.

Learn about Oshawa during the war, and the war monuments around the city, at the Wars and Remembrance in Oshawa lecture presented by the Oshawa Historic Society and the Oshawa Community Museum. This lecture highlights the way that Oshawa commemorates the various wars its citizens participated in.  Date:  November 8, 2015. Time:  1 pm.  Location:  Oshawa Community Museum, Guy House.  For registration and ticket information call (905) 436-7624 or email  

Go back in time at the Remembrance Lecture Stories from the Homefront, and learn what Oshawa was like during the Second World War, including rationing, the Red Cross and War Brides.  Date: Sunday, November 8, 2015 Time: 1 pm.  Location:  Oshawa Community Museum.  For registration and ticket prices call (905) 436-7624 or email

The Oshawa Senior Citizens Centre will host a Remembrance Day Tea with readings, guest speakers, and music.  Date:  November 9, 2015.  Time:  12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.  Location:  150 Beatrice Street E..  Cost:  $5.65.

Ontario Regiment Museum staff will discuss the origins of the military in Durham Region up to WWI, plus examples of antique firearms.  Date:  November 9, 2015.  Time:  6:30 pm. Location:  Northview Branch of the Oshawa Public Library, 250 Beatrice Street East. Cost:   FREE, but registration is required.  

The City of Oshawa, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43 and Royal Canadian Branch 637 will host the annual Remembrance Day Parade, starting at the R.S. McLaughlin Armouries, and finishing at the Memorial Park Cenotaph for service at 11 am.  The parade will include several military vehicles and tanks from the Ontario Regiment Museum.  Date:  November 11, 2015.  Time:  Parade starts at 10:25 am.  Location:  Downtown Oshawa, concluding at Memorial Park.  

Camp X, the WWII spy training camp, will hold a Remembrance Day Service with 2 Intelligence Company from Denison Armoury in Toronto, at Whitby’s Intrepid Park.  Date:  November 11, 2015. Time:  10:30 am.  Location:  Boundary Road and Thornton Road, Whitby.  


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