What: The annual Field of Crosses is back. Take time out of your day to walk through the 3,000 crosses that were set-up by volunteers, to pay tribute for those fallen from our province and for our country. Everyday at sunrise there are flag raising ceremonies and at sunset flags are lowered. A special Rememberance Day ceremony will be held on November 11.
Where: Memorial Drive between 3rd Street NW and Centre Street
When: November 1 to 11
Ceremony Time: November 11 at 10:30am
Road Closure: Westbound Memorial Drive at 4th Street NW, Northbound Centre Street Bridge from 10:30am to noon on Friday, November 11
What: The Aerospace Museum of Calgary is holding an outdoor Remembrance Day ceremony on the old BCATP parade square. Arrive early to get a parking spot. We’re hoping to have the ceremony outside this year on the old BCATP parade square, but this will depend on the weather. If the ceremony does need to move inside, space will be limited so try and arrive as early as you can.
What: Many heroes representing the Canadian Military and Royal Canadian Mounted Police have been laid to rest at the Burnsland Cemetery. Head there for a free walking tour at 2 pm to explore the history and stories behind some of the non-Canadian units whose members are buried in the Burnsland Field of Honour.
What: Hosted by the Kings Own Calgary Regiment, the 5th annual 5th Annual Battalion Park Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held on November 11th. There will speeches, a public address, wreath laying, and a short ceremony.
What: Everyone is invited to attend the CP’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Ogden Memorial.The location for the ceremony will be at CP’s Memorial Square, which was built in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.
Where: CP Memorial Square – adjacent to the top parking lot by the 69th Avenue SE and Ogden Dale Road SE entrance.
What: There will be a Remembrance Day ceremony at YYC Calgary International Airport for those who wish to pause and remember those who have served in past conflicts, and honour the men and women who serve our country today. The Calgary International Airport Pipe Band and Honour Guard will form up at 10:30 am in the Concourse A – Departures Level check-in area at YYC. There will be a procession through the terminal ending at the open public area adjacent to Montana’s Cookhouse.
Where: YYC Calgary International Airport – 2000 Airport Road NE
What: Fort Calgary is hosting a Remembrance Day service and then an artisan’s fair to follow. The service will take place at 10:30am and the fair will run from 11:30am to 5pm. Admission to the fair is free if you bring along a non-perishable food item for the Veteran’s Food Bank.
What: Get to the Jube early on Friday for their annual free Remembrance Day ceremony, as seating is assigned and tickets are issued on a first-come, first-served basis on the day. This ceremony includes the laying of wreaths by political, veterans, military, civic and community organizations.
What: This event is open to Legion members and guests, and all veterans. Doors will be open at 9:30am on November 11 and the ceremony will start at 10:45am. A lunch will be held after the ceremony at noon.
What: The Military Museums will hold their annual Remembrance Day service and offer free admission to the museum to follow. If you’re planning on attending we suggest getting there early, as this is one of Calgary’s largest ceremonies. Bring a non-perishable food with you to the museums to donate to the Veterans’ Food Bank.