Guelph Transit buses will pause for two minutes on Remembrance Day

Transit operators will stop at safe points to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m.

GUELPH, Ontario, November 9, 2011 – Guelph Transit will join City residents and other Canadians in honouring the nation’s veterans on Remembrance Day by bringing all of its vehicles to a safe stop at 11 a.m. Service will resume immediately following the observation of two minutes of silence.

Since November 1, electronic destination signs on all conventional Guelph Transit buses have featured the words, "Remembrance Day, Lest We Forget".

"In addition, we invited students from local schools to submit Remembrance Day posters," said Michael Anders, General Manager, Community Connectivity and Transit. "Students from June Avenue Public School and Isaac Brock Public School provided the hand drawn artwork that was included in the posters that riders will see on each of our buses."

"We'd like to thank Guelph Transit and the students for this outstanding participation in the Two Minute Wave of Silence" said Joanne Ware, Public Relations Officer of the Guelph Legion.

Guelph Transit has provided free shuttle service for veterans and their families from the Guelph Legion to the Remembrance Day Ceremony downtown for the last several years.