Poll suggests younger Canadians are interested in attending Remembrance Day events
The survey, commissioned by Historica Canada, shows a 10-per-cent spike in the number of respondents who planned to take part in a ceremony this year compared to last.
It also found 41 per cent of people aged 18 to 34 years old planned to attend, compared to 40 per cent of respondents over 55, and 38 per cent of participants between 35 and 54.
Historica CEO Anthony Wilson-Smith called the findings around millennials gratifying, saying the poll results challenge the theory that the generation with the fewest tangible connections to the two World Wars would be most likely to ignore Remembrance Day.
Brianne Wilson is Acting Community and Events Supervisor with the City of St. Catharines