Remembrance Day In Calgary – Events & Ceremonies 2020

Things to do on Remembrance Day In Calgary- Events & Ceremonies

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

A list of ceremonies, events and activities happening in & around Calgary to honour and remember our veterans.

**Though most events are online, there are still some ways you can pay your respects in-person this year.**

For all other events, see Weekend events, November 13 to 15, 2020

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.

This year park will be closed to the public from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM on November 11th. The ceremony is by invite only.

November 1 – 11, 2020
Ceremony on Remembrance Day – Ceremony online. At 2:00 PM the park will open to the public but will be limited to 100 people on the field at any one time.

At sunrise each morning from November 1 to November 10 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.

Hanger Flight Museum Ceremony

Join us online 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 from 1:00 pm until 5:00pm with admission by donation. Details

Remembrance Day Service from 10:57 AM to 11:30 AM on November 11th on CTV
Museum Admission: November 11 | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Hanger Flight Museum

Remembrance Day at The Inn

Join us along with Chaplin Northcott for a blessing with a moment of silence for those who have served and fallen. Details

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The Inn on Officers’ Garden, 150 Dieppe Dr SW

Battalion Park

Visit Battalion Park to pay your respects to the Fallen. Battalion Park was built to commemorate World War 1.

November 11, 2020 – Any time

Battalion Park, 3001 Signal Hill Dr. S.W., west of Sarcee Tr.

The Military Museums

Remembrance Day service this year will be closed to the public. A virtual event will be live-streamed on Facebook page beginning at 10:20 am MT.

The museum will open its doors to the public after the Remembrance Day service at 1:00 pm and will close at 6:00 pm. Details

Remembrance Day Ceremony: Virtual on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 10:20 A.M
Museum Admission: Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The Military Museums

Central Memorial Park

Though there are no official ceremonies this year, you can visit the Cenotaph to pay your respects. Details

November 11, 2020 | Any time.

1221 2 St. S.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.

This year, CP will live stream a private ceremony in place of a public gathering to respect COVID-19 protocols, as set forth by Alberta Health Services. CP invites viewers to watch the ceremony virtually commencing at 10:45 MT.

Details.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 10:45 AM

Online

Remembrance Day at Calgary Cemeteries

Go on a virtual tour of Calgary’s cemeteries. You can also visit them in-person to pay your respects. Details

Anytime

Online

Saving Private Ryan

 

Join for a special week-long remembrance day engagement of the academy award-winning film, Saving Private Ryan. Details

November 6 to November 12.

Various Cineplex Theatres

Canadian War Museum Remembrance Day Ceremony

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Remembrance Day in Memorial Hall, Canadian War Museum.

The Canadian War Museum invites Canadians from across the country and around the world to participate in one of the most moving Remembrance Day ceremonies in Canada. On November 11, at exactly 11 a.m. (EST), sunlight enters through a single window in Memorial Hall, illuminating the headstone of Canada’s Unknown Soldier. Details

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 10:40 AM EST to November 16 at noon (EST).

Online

Notinikew (Going to War) – a Program of Remembrance

A Choral Perspective of Canada’s Indigenous Veterans. TMC welcomes guest curator Andrew Balfour for this program. Andrew, TMC conductor Simon Rivard, and Elder Dr. Duke Redbird will present a program that reflects on Indigenous experience through choral music, poetry and dance.

Details

Wednesday, November 11 | 6 pm

Online

Remembrance Day @ Okotoks

Visit the Okotoks Cenotaph to pay your respects. Details

November 11, 2020 | Anytime

Okotoks Cenotaph at Fredrick Price Park
Corner of Elma Street and Veterans Ave

The Liberation of Allied Prisoners of War Virtual Exhibit

Approximately 9,000 Canadian servicemen were captured by the enemy and held as prisoners of war during the war. Among them were three residents of the Foothills: Winston Parker, Donald Hall and Felix Noel. Winston and Donald served with the Royal Canadian Air Force and were captured after their respective aircrafts were shot down over occupied territory. Felix served with the Royal Canadian Army and was captured during the Dieppe Raid. All three men endured three years of unimaginable suffering first in the camps and then on heartless marches until their liberation in April of 1945. Details

Through Thursday, December 31, 2020 – 5:00pm

Online

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

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Meet at the main gate of the Old Banff Cemetery, Buffalo St., Banff

Free

Rescue Friends pet-friendly Christmas Market

Rescue Friends Animal Foundation is excited to announce our 2nd annual pet-friendly Christmas market.
We will have at least 40 vendors at the market, swag bags for the first 200 attendees, door prizes, pet photos with Santa (by appointment only), a 50/50, and we will also be showcasing and concluding our online auction during the event, so you can see the incredible things you are bidding on up close! Details

Wednesday, November 11 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Vision Sports Centre, 7475 Flint Road Se Calgary

Free

For all other events, see Things to do this Weekend

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