9 Remembrance Day ceremonies in Calgary 2017

Nov 9 2017, 1:43 am

As millions of Canadians across the country pay their respects to military service members past and present, here are all the ways Calgary residents can show their respects on Saturday, November 11.

Field of Crosses

  • 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 Remembrance Day ceremony will be held on November 11.
  • When: November 1 to 11
  • Time: Remembrance Day ceremony at 10:30 am on November 11, flag raising ceremonies at sunrise and sunset, exact times can be found here
  • 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: Saturday, November 11
  • 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: Saturday, November 11
  • Time: 2 to 3:30 pm
  • Where: 27th Avenue and Spiller Road SE

Battalion Park

  • What: Hosted by the Kings Own Calgary Regiment, the 6th Annual Battalion Park Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held on November 11th. There will speeches, a public address, wreath laying, and a short ceremony.
  • When: Saturday, November 11
  • 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: Saturday, November 11
  • 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.

Calgary International Airport Ceremony

  • What: There will be a Remembrance Day ceremony at YYC Calgary International Airport with speakers including Constable Mike Bertin, Michael Casey, and Joey Belviss. The Calgary International Pipe Band and honour guard will be in formation.
  • When: Saturday, November 11
  • Time: 10:45 am
  • Where: YYC Calgary International Airport – 2000 Airport Road NE
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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: Saturday, November 11
  • 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 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.
  • When: Saturday, November 11
  • Time: 10:30 am
  • Where: 4520 Crowchild Trail SW

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: Saturday, November 11
  • 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.

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