Merchant Navy Veterans Day, Ceremony at Collingwood Cenotaph

Merchant Navy Veterans Day
Ceremony at Collingwood Cenotaph
Thursday, September 3, 2015

Town of Collingwood - Members of the media and the public are invited to attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Collingwood Cenotaph to commemorate the contributions and sacrifices of Canadian and Allied Merchant Navy Veterans.

It was on September 3, 2003, in The Town of Collingwood, Ontario, that the first ever Merchant Navy Veterans Day, in Canadian history, was commemorated under BillC-411. This was after an arduous six year battle and tireless efforts by many townspeople under the leadership of former Simcoe-Grey MP Paul Bonwick. It is also due to The Honourable Senator Joseph A. Day, from Saint John-Kennebecasis, sponsoring the Bill in the Senate of Canada, in June 2003, that made it the law of the land.

The Hon. Dr. Kellie Leitch, Conservative Party Candidate for Simcoe-Grey, Mr. Jim Wilson, Member of Provincial Parliament, for Simcoe-Grey, Her Worship, Mayor Sandra Cooper, Town of Collingwood, and other notable attendees will be present.

Location: The Cenotaph
45 St. Paul Street
Collingwood, ON

Date: Thursday, September 3, 2015

Time: 10:30 a.m.

For more information on the Canadian and Allied Merchant Navy, please visit

Contact Information

The Royal Canadian Legion
Robert Graham

Office of the Mayor ~ Sandra Cooper
97 Hurontario Street
Collingwood, ON

Merchant Navy Commemorative Theme Project (MNCTP)
Stéphane Ouellette
President and Chief Executive Officer

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