We warmly invite you to our 20th annual Time for Remembering
12pm | Sunday 15 November 2020
Livestreamed over Zoom (videoconferencing website)
Time for Remembering is an occasion to come together to commemorate loved ones lost and injured on our roads, give thanks for those who survived and pay tribute to all who work tirelessly to reduce the road toll and connect with others. This year Time for Remembering will be on Zoom (video conferencing). The event is free and open to the whole community.
How to join Time for Remembering
Time for Remembering will be live-streamed via Zoom. It is a free event but you must REGISTER HERE to receive the Zoom link. You are welcome to join the ceremony from wherever you are located.
The ceremony booklet is available to download here.
Remembering your loved ones
We invite you to share your loved one’s name so that they may be acknowledged in the ceremony. You can do this in the registration process or email us before Friday 13 November 2020.
Candles and photos
Towards the end of the ceremony, we will light a candle to remember those not with us. You are welcome to bring your candle, a photo of your loved one, or another symbol of remembrance to the ceremony to hold and share during the ceremony.
We have created some Zoom backgrounds that you may like to use during the ceremony. Click the image, and a large version will appear in a new window, right-click and ‘Save image as…’ and save the picture in your folders for use.
Here are some instructions on how to change your Zoom background if needed.
Haiku Lotus Flower Poem
Haiku Lotus Flower Poem is a collaborative work undertaken by the Road Trauma Support Services Victoria Art Therapy Group. The group has created a beautiful poem about this solitary, perfect flower – which rises through the cold dark waters towards the sun – reminding us to feel the joy in this brief life. You can download it here.
The history of Time for Remembering
Time for Remembering has been held at Parliament House on the third Sunday in November, the World Day of Remembrance for Road Trauma Victims since 2001. It allows attendees to commemorate the lives of loved ones lost on our roads, celebrates their lives and gives thanks for those who survived. It is also an opportunity to pay tribute to those agencies and individuals who work tirelessly to reduce the road toll and the associated trauma and grief.
Jeanette Suhr lost her 19-year-old daughter Tanya to a road crash in December 1991, a trauma that still impacts her every day. In her story below, Jeanette talks about how vital our Time for Remembering ceremony is for her. Thank you to Victoria Police for allowing us to share this video.
Photos from our 2019 ceremony