A list of ceremonies, events and activities happening in & around Edmonton to honour and remember our veterans. Only Remembrance ceremonies and related events are listed here.
For all other events, see Weekend events, November 8 to 11, 2019.
The High Level Bridge will be lit in red and white on Remembrance Day to honour the thousands of men and women who have served and continue to serve in Canada’s military.
I. Remembrance Concerts & Related Events
LEST WE FORGETPresented by The Royal Canadian Legion, the annual Lest We Forget… A Musical Tribute concert marks the beginning of remembrance week. During this time leading up to November 11, Canadians remember and pay tribute to those who served the Canadian forces in World War I, World War II, Korea, the Gulf War, Afghanistan, and as peacekeepers around the world. Details
Saturday, November 3, 2019 | 7:00PM
Winspear Centre, 102 Avenue, Edmonton
$10 to $30
Rutherford House Remembers
After the Great War, people around the world honoured the brave men, women and animals who fought for them on Armistice Day, now renamed Remembrance Day. Gather with us as we reflect on their sacrifice and bravery through letters, poetry, and music from the Front. Details
Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site, Edmonton
Jake’s Gift is a surprisingly funny, multi-award winning drama, about a Canadian WW2 veteran’s reluctant return to Normandy, France. While roaming the shores of Juno Beach, Jake encounters Isabelle, a precocious ten-year-old from the local village whose inquisitive nature and charm challenge the old soldier to confront some long ignored ghosts. At its heart, Jake’s Gift is about the legacy of remembrance and personalizes the story behind one soldier’s grave. Details
Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 2:00 PM
Shell Theatre, Dow Centennial Centre, 8700 84 Street, Fort Saskatchewan
$32 to $35
WHO GOES THERE?
Returning to hospital after a devastating experience, a Soldier (Andy Northrup) meets a long term patient (Becky Seck) who, after her own unexpected experience, has been seeking interviews with residents of the facility. What begins as a simple project reveals the incredible stories from other people’s leading the Soldier and the Seeker to confront their own hidden stories and discover a hidden hand at work. Details
November 8 to 11, 2019
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Poppies With Purpose Fashion Gala
This 1st Annual Poppies with Purpose Fashion Gala is a fundraising event for the Southern Alberta Lighthorse Regimental Association; specifically raising funds for soldiers battling PTSD. Join us for a night of Food, Music and Fashion!
Saturday, November 09, 2019 | 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM
St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 10127 145 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Music Among Friends – In Remembrance concert
Join us this Remembrance Day for a moving evening of classical music.
Laura Veeze – Violin
Rafael Hoekman – Cello
Sarah Ho – Piano
Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 7:30PM
Holy Trinity Anglican Church ∙ 10037 84 Avenue, Edmonton
Remembering the First World War
100 years ago, at 11:01 am on November 11, 1918, all fighting stopped. In a second of time, the First World War, which had occupied the world for more than four years, instantly moved from a living experience to a past memory. Remembering the First World War highlights objects from RAM’s Military and Political History collection that act as tangible representations of an intangible thing — memory. They are a bridge to see, touch and encounter the past; a lens through which we remember.
November 11, 2018 to October 17, 2020
Royal Alberta Museum 9810 103a Avenue NW Edmonton
II. Remembrance Day Ceremonies
Remembrance Day Parade & Ceremony details
Members of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry along with the local RCMP, Municipal Enforcement, Beaumont Fire, 287 Beaumont Spitfire Air Cadets and others march to the service site. The service begins at 10:45 am, and a light luncheon is held following the outdoor service.
2. City of Edmonton
No Stone Left Alone Remembrance Ceremony
Annual No Stone Left Alone ceremony, where junior high school students, soldiers and community members will gather to remember Canada’s fallen military personnel by placing poppies on solders’ headstones in the Fields of Honour. Details
Monday, November 4, 2019 | 10:30 AM @ Various Cemeteries in Edmonton Area
a. Remembrance Ceremony at City Room
A Remembrance Day service will be held at City Hall to honour the achievements and sacrifices of those who served our country in times of war and peace. Guests are requested to be seated no later than 9:55am. Following the service, there will be an outdoor procession to the City Hall Cenotaph, where wreaths will be laid.
b. U of A Butterdome
The public is invited as we pay our respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in Canada’s past conflicts. People are requested to be seated by 10am. Details
c. Beverly Memorial Cenotaph Ceremony
Parade & ceremony. This Year We have Mounted Troops Leading our Parade! 100 Year Anniversary Of The Great War! Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) – 1 Field Ambulance- 15 Field Ambulance- Veterans – 395 Air Cadet Squadron- 12 Air Cadet Squadron- Knights of Columbus- Girl Guides – Brownies – Cubs & Scouts and other Community Groups that contribute to the community! Details
Monday November 11, 2019 | 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM @ Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, 11905 47 St NW, Edmonton
March: 10:30 AM from 119 Ave – 47 Street marching southbound to 118 Ave then Marching East to 40 street in to the Cenotaph Grounds.
Beverly Cenotaph Ceremony: 10:50AM – 11:40AM
d. Annual Prayer Walk for Peace & Prayer Service
This Annual Interdenominational Service is sponsored by the Edmonton Ecumenical Peace Network and the Mennonite Central Committee. There will be four stops on the walk with times of remembrance, reflection and prayer led by members of different faith communities. Details
Sunday November 10, 2019 | Walk for Peace: 7:00 PM
Monday November 11, 2019 | 6:00 PM @ McDougall United Church
e. Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum
The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum, located in the Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre, will hold a brief remembrance ceremony with a traditional minute of silence. Details
Monday November 11, 2019 | 11:00 AM at Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre, 10440 – 108 Avenue
f. Jasper Place Branch #255 of the Royal Canadian Legion Ceremony
Jasper Place Branch #255 of the Royal Canadian Legion holds its annual Remembrance Day service. Please join them in honouring and remembering Canada’s war veterans, peacekeepers and those who have lost their lives serving alongside them. There will be a moment of silence at 11 a.m. in respect for those who lost their lives serving our country. All are invited to attend. West Edmonton Mall stores and services will not open until noon. Details
g. Kingsway Legion Remembrance Day Ceremony
Please join us at our cenotaph, this November 11th for our special Remembrance Day ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice at the end of the First World War. Details
h. Holy Trinity Remembrance Day Ceremony
2019 – TBA (2018: You are invited to join us on November 11 at 9:45AM for a Remembrance Day Prayer Service at Holy Trinity, along with the South Alberta Light Horse Regiment, Bishop Jane, and other dignitaries from the community. Please join us as we honour, remember, and pray for those who have served our country.)
j. Griesbach Remembrance Day Parade
Please join us at Patricia Park for a moving annual Remembrance Day ceremony held by the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.
k. Norwood Legion Remembrance Day Ceremony
l. Calder Remembrance Day Memorial
This event is sponsored by the North West Edmonton Seniors Society and Calder Community League. It is also supported by 3rd Canadian Division Support Group Signal Squadron. Following the Cenotaph Service and Laying of Wreaths, there will be a reception in the Calder Community League Auditorium where coffee, hot chocolate and treats will be served, with entertainment by the “Calder Cuties” singing songs from World War l & ll.
12721 120 St NW, Edmonton
3. Fort Saskatchewan
Annual ceremony in the morning. Details.
Remembrance Day Ceremony. Details
Remembrance Day Ceremony. Details
6. Spruce Grove
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 281 in partnership with the City of Spruce Grove organizes and hosts the annual Remembrance Day service. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Please be seated by 10:15 a.m. Details.
7. St. Albert
Parade Route: The Remembrance Day parade will start on Taché Street across from the St. Albert Royal Canadian Legion at approximately 10:40 a.m. It will move along the St. Anne Promenade to St. Anne Street and end at the Cenotaph. The annual service will begin at 11 a.m. on November 11 at the Cenotaph.
8. Stony Plain
9. Strathcona County
Remembrance Day Ceremony.Details