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Press Release: Remembrance Day 2010: Will Toronto Remember?

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Summary: Impromptu bugler will attempt to remind the streets to observe silence on November 11

TORONTO, ON November 4, 2010 - Only blocks away from official ceremonies but far enough to not be heard, Dundas and Yonge will be the target corner for an impromptu performance of Last Post just prior to 11AM on Remembrance Day 2011 to see how many people pause to take 2 minutes silence on the street.  In 1997 Ontario enacted the "Remembrance Day Observance Act, 1997, SO 1997, c. 18" which states that 2 minutes of silence should be observed on November 11, at 11AM each year, but this may not be enough.

Being from BC, where there is a statutory holiday to observe Remembrance Day, Eric Wong finds it sad that while Ontario enacts the request of its citizens to voluntarily pause and remember, most will likely forget in the bustle of daily business.  Hopefully this heralded reminder at a busy Toronto intersection helps a few more remember to pause who may have otherwise forgotten.

Last year a similar impromptu event took place at Yonge and Eglinton (Global TV coverage:

Details of event:
10:45 Arrive onsite
10:59 Bugle call: Last Post (sleep)
11:00 Observance of silence
11:02 Bugle call: Rouse (waking)

It is expected that public reaction will provide for plenty of visual content and interview opportunities.  Eric is personally taking vacation time and travelling to Toronto from Vancouver for this purpose.


Issued by Eric Wong
For further information call (604) 377-7151 or email {issuer's first name}

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