Things to do on Remembrance Day In Calgary- Events & Ceremonies
Monday, November 11, 2019
A list of ceremonies, events and activities happening in & around Calgary 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.
Field of Crosses Memorial Project
There is a park reserved along Calgary’s Memorial Drive for 3,000 white crosses which are displayed each year on November 1st and removed November 12th. Each cross is inscribed with the name, rank, regiment, date of death and age at death of a Southern Alberta soldier killed in action.
November 1 – 11, 2019
Ceremony on Remembrance Day – 10:30 AM
At sunrise each morning from November 1 to November 11 there is a flag raising ceremony at the Field of Crosses including a bugler and a piper. At sunset the flags are lowered. Details
Memorial Dr. between 3rd St. NW & Centre St, Calgary | Public parking is available at the west end of the park.
Monday, November 11, 2019 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Memorial Drive N.E. / N.W. will be closed between 4 Street N.E. and 3 Street N.W.
No Stone Left Alone Remembrance Ceremonies
Annual commemoration ceremonies. Details
Monday, November 4, 2019 | 10:00 AM/10:30 AM
Burnsland Cemetery, 27 Ave. & Spiller Rd. SE
Union Cemetery, 27 Ave. & Spiller Rd. SE
Queen’s Park, 3219 4 St. N.W. – 10:00 AM
National Aboriginal Veterans Day
The Military Museums remembers and commemorates indigenous veterans from the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, and current Canadian Armed Forces efforts. This National Aboriginal Veterans Day, we recognize the sacrifices of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people who served in the great conflicts of the 20th century, with at least 500 who had lost their lives.Details
Friday, November 08, 2019 | 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
The Military Museums, 4520 Crowchild Trail Southwest, Calgary
Hanger Flight Museum Ceremony
Join us to keep the memory alive. We believe in the importance of demonstrating our remembrance together with our community. The museum will be open for viewing after the ceremony until 4:00pm with admission by donation. Details
Monday, November 11, 2019 | 10:30-11:15am
Battalion Park Ceremony
The Kings Own Calgary Regiment will be holding the 7th Annual Battalion Park Remembrance Day Ceremony. In 2012, they piloted the ceremony and it was a great success. The ceremony includes speeches and public address, along with wreath laying and a short ceremony in conjunction with military personal. Details
November 11, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Battalion Park, 3001 Signal Hill Dr. S.W., west of Sarcee Tr.
The Military Museums – Service
Containers will be provided for non-perishable food donations to the Veterans’ Food Bank. Coffee and hot chocolate will also be available.
The Museum will be open regular hours, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Admission is by donation.
Monday, November 11, 2019 | 10:20 AM
Kerby Centre Ceremony
Monday, November 11, 2019
Doors Open: 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Ceremony: 10:30 AM
Kerby Centre Gym, 1133 – 7 Ave SW, Calgary
Central Memorial ParkAnnual ceremony includes Calgary Highlanders Parade. The Calgary Highlanders will have a Military parade using 4th St SW between 12th and 13th Ave SW. It will be held at the Memorial Park area around the Cenotaph, Details
Monday, November 11, 2019 | ~10:00 AM – 11:30 PM
1221 2 St. S.W, Calgary
Road Closure: Monday, November 11, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to noon
12 Avenue S.W. will be closed between 4 Street S.W. and 2 Street S.W.
13 Avenue S.W. will be closed between 4 Street S.W. and 2 Street S.W.
4 Street S.W. will be closed between 12 Avenue S.W. and 13 Avenue S.W.
Jubilee Auditorium – Remembrance Day Service
Wreaths will be laid by Political, Veterans’, Military, Civic and community organizations. Anyone wishing to lay a private wreath is more than welcome. March Past Outside – Weather permitting.Details
Monday, November 11, 2019 | 10:30 AM
Southern Jubilee Auditorium
1415, 14 Avenue Northwest,Calgary
Kensington Legion Remembrance Day Ceremony
Monday, November 11, 2019
Doors: 09:30 AM
Service: 10:50 AM
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 264 -4th Floor
1910 Kensington Road N.W. Calgary
Canadian Pacific Remembrance Day Ceremony
Canadian Pacific continues to pay tribute to the more than 33,000 CP employees who served in the last century’s two world wars. This tradition of service continues every year, with every CP locomotive sounding its whistle at 11:01 a.m. local time, if safe to do so, to start a moment of silence.
These brave men and women will be honoured at CP’s Remembrance and Veterans Day ceremony. The ceremony is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.
Monday, November 11, 2019 | 10:40 AM
Ogden Memorial Plaque – Canadian Pacific Head Office,
7550 Ogden Dale Road S.E., Calgary
Ceremony @ just inside the main entrance to CP off 69th Ave SE.
Remembrance Day Ceremony at YYC
YYC Calgary International Airport will host a Remembrance Day ceremony for airport travellers and employees who wish to pause and remember those who have served in past conflicts, and honour the men and women who serve our country today. Ceremony begins with formation of the Calgary International Pipe Band and Honour Guard.
Monday, November 11, 2019 | 10:45 AM
Calgary International Airport, Main Terminal
— Arrivals Level by Door 17 (beside Bistro on the Bow – International Terminal Building)
Remembrance Day tour in Union Cemetery
Join in a Remembrance Day tour of Union Cemetery that reflects on these military units and the heroes buried there. Details
Monday, November 11, 2019 | 02:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Spiller Rd. S.E. and Cemetery Rd. S.E, Calgary
Remembrance Day at Fort Calgary
Entrance is free with a non-perishable donation to the Veterans Food Bank.
Monday November 11, 2019 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Remembrance Day Ceremony at Genesis Place
Monday, November 11, 2019 | Doors: 8:30 AM ;
Ceremony: 10:00 AM
Shane Field House, Genesis Place, Airdrie
Remembrance Day @ Okotoks
1. Remembrance Day Service
The service is organized by Rick Oncescu, in coordination with Okotoks Branch #291 of the Royal Canadian Legion. The service is supported by the Royal Canadian Legion, in conjunction with the Town of Okotoks. With an expected increase in attendees, those who can are encouraged to carpool or walk to the service. Details
November 11, 2019
Doors at 9:00 AM, Service starts at 10:15 AM
Pason Centennial Arena
204 Community Way
2. Remembrance Day Service at Cenotaph
Remembrance Day Service at the Okotoks Cenotaph There will be road closures on Veterans Way from Mountain Street to Elizabeth Street starting at 8:00 am till 1:00 pm.. Details
Monday, November 11, 2019 | 10:30 PM to 12:00 PM
Okotoks Cenotaph at Fredrick Price Park
Corner of Elma Street and Veterans Ave
In Flanders Fields
November 9, 2019 | 12:00 PM
Lunch Box Theatre,
160 115 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Donations for the Veterans’ Food Bank at every performance & donations for the Poppy Fund are accepted.
That Never Happened
That Never Happened, an award-winning film directed by Ryan Boyko, reveals the story of Canada’s first national internment operations.
Between 1914 and 1920, over 88,000 people were forced to register and more than 8,500 were wrongfully imprisoned in internment camps across Canada, not for anything they had done but because of where they came from. Details
Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Glenbow Museum, 130 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
$8.00 – $10.00 +charges
After the War – Remembrance Day Concert
Join Mount Royal Kantorei as we honour the fallen on Remembrance Day, November 11, 2019 with a choral concert. This concert will feature “After the War” arranged by Mark Sirett, movements from the “Requiem for Peace” by Canadian composer Larry Nickel, along with repertoire remembering those who lost so much, and those left behind.Detôails
Monday, November 11, 2019 | 7:00PM
The Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, 1 Street Southeast, Calgary
$20 to $25
Remembrance Day at Studio Bell
Observe Remembrance Day at Studio Bell with special activities, including a performance by the Southern Stardust Big Band, a 20-piece orchestra playing dance music from the ‘40s golden-era of big bands.
Monday, November 11, 2019 | 10 AM – 5 PM
National Music Centre, 850 – 4 Street SE, Calgary
Veterans receive FREE admission with the presentation of a valid Veterans Affairs Card, Service I.D. Card (regular force or reserves), Military Card (CF1) or discharge papers, with photo I.D.
War in Pieces
We display short, first-person stories told by serving Canadian soldiers, veterans and members of their families. To further immerse visitors in the experience, we exhibit a memento donated by each storyteller that acts as a symbol of their story. We hope that visitors relate and emotionally connect and that these stories become embedded in their memories.
Monday, November 11, 2019 | 12 PM – 5 PM
Calgary Public Library, 3 Street Southeast, Calgary
Remembrance Day Parade
The Royal Canadian Legion #26 Colonel Moore Branch will host a Remembrance Day parade.
A wreath ceremony will take place at 11:45 a.m. outside the Legion and a portion of Banff Ave. Will be closed until 12:30 p.m. Details
Monday, November 11, 2019 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
#26 Colonel Moore Branch , 92 Banff Avenue, Banff;
Parade forms up on Big Horn Street. Departs using southbound lanes of Banff Ave, crossing over at Buffalo Street to the Legion
Remembrance Day Cemetery Tour Banff
Explore the history of war-time Banff. The stories of hardship and heroism, citizens and soldiers are brought to life through this compelling guided tour of the Old Banff Cemetery. Details
Monday, November 11, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Meet at the main gate of the Old Banff Cemetery, Buffalo St., Banff
Free Public Skate
Remembrance Day Free Skate. At select arenas
Monday, November 11, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Remembrance Day Ceremonies will be held across many Royal Canadian Legion Branches – See here for more information.
For all other events, see Things to do this Weekend
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