* Remembrance DayRemembrance Day
Remembrance Day commemorates Canadians who died in service to Canada from the South African War to current missions. It is held every November 11. The first Remembrance Day was conducted in 1919 throughout the Commonwealth. Originally called Armistice Day, it commemorated the end of the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
* Over the Rainbow Over the Rainbow
Time: 3:00 pm
Were not over the hill, were over the rainbow. Euchre, cribbage, fun, laugh and refreshments. Free. Accessible. Barclay Manor, 1447 Barclay St.
* Transgender Day of RemembranceTransgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), occurs annually on November 20. It is a day to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia. (the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people.) The Transgender Day of Remembrance began in 1998. It was started by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender graphic designer, columnist, and activist, who wanted to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester in Massachusutts. Rita Hester was murdered in her home in November of 1998. Prior to her death four other trans* women had been murdered in Massachusutts between 1995-1998. In the media coverage of the murder the pressed repeatedly referred to Rita as a him, he or male despite Rita's female identity. Additionally, the press often refered to Rita as "a gay man", "a man who lived as a woman" and "a mystery to many". This coverage sparked outrage in the trans* community in Massachusutts and led to the first TDoR vigil. Which is the same format which is used to commemorate TDoR today. The annual memorials often include some of the following activities: a reading of the names of those who lost their lives during the previous year, candlelight vigils, art shows, food drives, film screenings and marches. In 2010, TDoR was observed in over 185 cities throughout more than 20 countries.