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Sunday November 11: Remembrance Day at Springwater Park

In Council Watch
Nov 5th, 2018

From Ontario Parks

Ontario Parks is honoured to have this WW1 cenotaph in Springwater.

Originally erected in honour of “The Vespra Boys” from Vespra Township who sacrificed so much in the First World War.

Springwater Park was the location of Remembrance Day ceremonies from the 1920’s to the 1950’s.

In 2012 community volunteer groups came forward in a significant way.

Wayne Cameron organized the first Remembrance Day ceremony in the park in over 50 years and continues to do so annually.

Remembrance Day Ceremony – All Welcome!

Sunday – November 11

This year is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and signing of the Armistice on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour.

Springwater Provincial Park provides the most peaceful, serene, and natural backdrop for a solemn ceremony of this kind.

No parking admission required.

Assembling at 10:00 a.m.

We welcome veterans and community groups or individuals to join us as we honour the Springwater Park Cenotaph for the Vespra Boys.

Please contact MC Wayne Cameron at 416-948-5637 or wl.cameron@sympatico.ca if you would like to play a role in the day.

2 Responses to “Sunday November 11: Remembrance Day at Springwater Park”

  1. Dianne Michals says:

    Happy to read that there will again be a Remembrance Day Ceremony held at the Springwater Park Cenotaph.
    It is a beautiful serene place within Nature to take time to remember our Veterans, be they fathers, sons, mother, daughters, who fought for our Freedom during times past and to thank our Military Service that keep us safe today!
    Let us NEVER forget!

  2. Ann says:

    I agree with you Dianne.
    Springwater Park is a very special place to remember and honour those who fought and died for our freedom.
    Surrounded by the peacefulness of the forest and only the sounds of nature, it is a very moving experience.

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