10 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, November 11

Nov 10 2018, 2:28 am

Today marks the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War. Pay your respects at any one of these Remembrance Day events this November 11.

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Field of Crosses

What: At sunrise each morning from November 1 to November 11 members of the public are invited to attend a formal flag raising ceremony at the Field of Crosses, where over 3,400 white crosses are displayed each year on November 1st and removed November 12. Each cross is inscribed with the name, rank, regiment, date of death and age at death of a Southern Alberta soldier killed in action. As part of these ceremonies, local schools participate in the singing of our national anthem.  A special Remembrance Day ceremony will be held on November 11.

When: Thursday, November 1 to Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: Remembrance Day ceremony at 10:30 am on November 11, flag raising ceremonies at sunrise and sunset.
Where: Memorial Drive between 3rd Street NW and Centre Street

Aerospace Museum Ceremony

What: The Aerospace Museum of Calgary is hosting an outdoor Remembrance Day ceremony. They suggest arriving early to get a seat, and the ceremony will start at 10:30 am.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10:20 to 11:15 am
Where: Aerospace Museum – 4629 McCall Way NE

Burnsland Cemetery Remembrance Day tour

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.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 2 to 3:30 pm
Where: 27th Avenue and Spiller Road SE

Battalion Park

What: Hosted by the Kings Own Calgary Regiment, the Annual Battalion Park Remembrance Day Ceremony will feature speeches, a public address, wreath laying, and a short ceremony.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10:30 am
Where: 3001 Signal Hill Drive SW

Canadian Pacific Ogden Memorial

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.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10:40 am
Where: CP Memorial Square – adjacent to the top parking lot by the 69th Avenue SE and Ogden Dale Road SE entrance.

Fort Calgary

What: Fort Calgary is hosting a Remembrance Day service and then an artisan’s fair to follow. The service will take place at 10:30 am and the fair will run from 11:30 am to 5 pm. Admission to the fair is free if you bring along a non-perishable food item for the Veteran’s Food Bank.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: Ceremony at 10:30 pm, artisan’s fair from 11:30 am to 5 pm
Where: 750 9th Avenue SE

Military Museums

What: The Military Museums will hold their annual Remembrance Day service and admission by donation 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.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10:30 am
Where: 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary

Kerby Centre

What: The Kerby Centre’s Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held in the Kerby Centre gym with doors opening at 10:15 am. Music will be provided by Johnny Summers and Egon Ukuloff and there will be refreshments to follow.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10:15 to 11:15 am
Where: 1133 7th Avenue SW

You can also support veterans by donating to the Calgary Poppy Fund annual fundraising campaign and to the Canadian Legacy Project’s Veterans Food Drive.

Calgary Hitmen vs Kootenay ICE

What: The Hitmen face off with the Kootenay ICE in WHL action at the Saddledome.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 4 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

Millarville Christmas Market

What: Established in 1988, this annual market is one you’ll want to make the trek out for! You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy four exciting days of lights, food, hay rides, photos with Santa and his reindeer, roast chestnuts, and a live nativity while picking up treasures from your favourite local seasonal vendors.

When: Now to Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Millarville Racing and Agricultural Society – 306097 192 Street West, Millarville
Tickets: $5

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