Remembrance Day Activities at McCrae House

GUELPH, ON, November 3, 2014: McCrae House, the birthplace of Guelph-born doctor, soldier and poet John McCrae, will commemorate Remembrance Day this year with activities over several days leading up to November 11. Nearly a century ago, McCrae penned the poem In Flanders Fields, which is widely recited at this time of year and which inspired the use of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance.

Guelph Amateur Radio Club will be at McCrae House from Saturday November 8 to Tuesday, November 11, contacting ham radio enthusiasts around the world, exchanging thoughts and stories about the significance of Remembrance Day.

On Sunday, November 9, Guelph Museums will host Thank a Veteran at McCrae House. Visitors will have an opportunity to chat with members of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 243, and thank them for their service. The event is set to run from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.

On Tuesday, November 11, the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 234, will present a Remembrance Day service at McCrae Memorial Gardens, adjacent to McCrae House, starting at 9:00 am. At 10:30 am, the students of John McCrae Public School will follow with a Remembrance Day assembly, also at McCrae Memorial Gardens.

McCrae House is located at 108 Water Street. Regular admission to the museum is: Adults- $4.00, Seniors & Students – $3.00, and Families $10.00. Admission is by donation on Remembrance Day, Tuesday, November 11.

Please contact Guelph Museums at 836-1221 for more information or visit

Robin Morden
Community Relations Coordinator
Guelph Museums
[email protected]

Posted by Dawn Owen on November 3, 2014