bagpiper Ryan Burchiel Piper Ryan Burchiel will play during a ceremony observing Remembrance Day outside Memorial Hall on Thursday, Nov. 11.

Remembrance ceremony to feature student talents

The musical and dramatic talents of UWindsor students will be on display during the University’s Remembrance Day observances on Thursday, Nov. 11.

The program, set to begin at 10:45 a.m. outside the front entrance to Memorial Hall, will feature:

  • readings by drama students Damon Guidolin and Zaynab Samhat;
  • an Indigenous prayer led by third-year law student David Pitawanakwat, co-president of the Shkawbewisag Student Law Society and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps;
  • performances of In Flanders Fields and O Canada by university choirs; and
  • trumpeter Nik Pizzolitto (BMus 2020) playing The Last Post and Reveille;

as well as addresses by UWindsor president Robert Gordon and Lancer men’s basketball coach Chris Cheng.

Attendees must observe the University’s pandemic protocols: wear a mask and maintain a proper distance from each other.

The Office of Human Resources has made provision for non-essential employees to attend the ceremony, which is expected to last no longer than 30 minutes. Anyone on campus who has served in the military is especially welcome to attend.

The event will also be live-streamed to accommodate students, staff, and faculty working remotely.