Remembrance Day In Calgary – Events & Ceremonies 2018

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

Sunday, November 11, 2018

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 9 to 11, 2018.

1. 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, 2018
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.

Members of the public are welcome at these ceremonies or to visit the site at any time, to walk among the crosses, to lay flowers at a loved one’s memorial or to be reminded that the price of the freedom we enjoy was not free. Details

Memorial Dr. between 3rd St. NW & Centre St, Calgary | Public parking is available at the west end of the park.

Road Closure:
Sunday, November 11, 2018 – 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.
Watch for Police controlling traffic in the area

2. No Stone Left Alone Remembrance Ceremonies

Annual commemoration ceremonies. Details

Monday, November 5, 2018 | 10:30 AM

Burnsland Cemetery, 27 Ave. & Spiller Rd. SE
Union Cemetery, 27 Ave. & Spiller Rd. SE

3. National Aboriginal Veterans Day

Throughout Canada`s history, Indigenous people have played a crucial role in the defence of Canada. Learn about the military service by Indigenous people and the stories of some of Alberta`s veterans through these two ongoing activities held throughout the day: -Join Senior Curator Rory Cory for tours of Indigenous Artifacts in the Army Museum of Alberta. -Watch a theatre presentation on Indigenous Perspectives in the CP Theatre. National Aboriginal Veterans Day is a memorial day observed in Canada in recognition of aboriginal contributions to military service, particularly in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. More than 7,000 First Nations members served in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War, and an unknown number of Inuit, Métis and other Indigenous people also participated. One Veterans group estimates that 12,000 Indigenous men and women served in the three wars. Details

November 8, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Military Museums,
4520 Crowchild Trail SW

4. In Flanders Field: The Story of John McCrae

The Perfectly Imperfects Present ‘In Flanders Field – The Story Of John McCrae. Written and directed by Alison Demeter. Accompaniment by Doug Baker & Brent Tucker.. Details

November 10, 2018 | 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Confederation Park 55 + Activity Centre,
2212 13 St NW

5. 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

Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 10:30 – 11:15PM

Hanger Flight Museum

6. Centenary of the Armistice Parade

41 Canadian Brigade Group (41 CBG) will commemorate the Centenary of the First World War Armistice with a Brigade Parade through downtown Calgary.

At 11:00 a.m., 20th Independent Field Battery, RCA (the Lethbridge Gunners) will fire a minute gun to mark the start of the two minutes of silence. A 21-Gun Salute will follow after the two minutes of silence. Details

Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 10:00 AM

From the Field of Crosses, to the McDougall Centre.

Road Closure:
Sunday, November 11, 2018 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
6 Street S.W. will be closed between 5 Avenue S.W. and 4 Avenue S.W.
Police will be assisting the parade along Memorial Drive N.W., 10 Street N.W., and 5 Avenue S.W. and controlling traffic in the area

7. 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, 2018 | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

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

8. The Military Museums – Service

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Remembrance Day 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.

Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 10:30 AM

The Military Museums

9. Kerby Centre Ceremony


Sunday, November 11, 2018
Doors Open: 10:15 AM – 12:30 AM
Ceremony: 10:50 AM

Kerby Centre Gym, 1133 – 7 Ave SW, Calgary

10. Central Memorial Park

Annual 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

Sunday, November 11, 2018 | ~10:00 AM – 11:30 PM

1221 2 St. S.W, Calgary

Road Closure
Sunday, November 11, 2018 – 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.
Watch for Police controlling traffic in the area

11. 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

Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 09:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Southern Jubilee Auditorium
1415, 14 Avenue Northwest,Calgary

12. Kensington Legion Remembrance Day Ceremony


Sunday, November 11, 2018
Doors: 09:30 AM
Service: 10:50 AM

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 264 -4th Floor
1910 Kensington Road N.W. Calgary

13. 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.


Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 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.

14. 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.


Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 10:45 AM

Calgary International Airport, Main Terminal
— Arrivals Level by Door 17 (beside Bistro on the Bow – International Terminal Building)

15. Remembrance Day tour in Burnsland Cemetery

The Canadian Military and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are steeped in tradition, and have been since Confederation. But there has also been considerable change. Join in a Remembrance Day tour of Burnsland Cemetery that reflects on these military units and the heroes buried there. Details

Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 02:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Burnsland Cemetery
27 Ave. & Spiller Rd. S.E., Calgary

16. Remembrance Day at Fort Calgary

Join us on Remembrance Day for a special service facilitated by the RCMP Veterans’ Association of Calgary. This moving commemorative ceremony features bagpipes, bugling, readings and choral singers. Afterwards, take a tour around our annual holiday Artisan’s Fair featuring over 60 local artisans, ranging from glass and woodworkers, jewellers and authors, to painters and art-card makers. Find the perfect gift of locally-made clothing, body products or homemade natural teas and preserves.

Entrance is free with a non-perishable donation to the Veterans Food Bank.


Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 10:30 AM

Fort Calgary

17. Remembrance Day Ceremony at Genesis Place


Sunday, November 11, 2018 | Doors: 8:30 AM ;
Ceremony: 10:00 AM

Shane Field House, Genesis Place, Airdrie

18. 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, 2018
Doors at 9:00 AM, Service starts at 10:15 AM

Pason Centennial Arena
204 Community Way

2. Guided Tour of Field of Honour

Join Karen Peters of the Okotoks and District Historical Society for a free, informative tour of the Field of Honour located at the Okotoks Cemetery. Dress warmly and meet at the cemetery for 2pm. Details

Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 2:00 PM

Okotoks Cemetery, 30 Westland Street

3. Okotoks and World War I

This temporary exhibit is a cumulative collection that follows the battles of World War I. This marks the final phase in the museum’s Okotoks and World War I exhibit which documented a year-by-year look at World War I. It began in 2014, which was the 100th anniversary of the start of the war and will conclude this November, which marks the 100th anniversary of the war’s end. Details

Through November 30, 2018 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Okotoks Museum & Archives

19. Brave Girl

In 2002, Sam and Amy lose their father to the war in Afghanistan. Determined to follow his legacy and do their father proud, the sisters enlist and support each other through the joys and hardships of military training. As the two girls advance, their individual journeys take a very different course. Will their friendship survive? At what cost? Details

October 22 to November 10, 2018
November 10, 2018 | 12:00 PM

Lunch Box Theatre,
160 115 9 Avenue SE, Calgary

Adult: $25

Donations for the Veterans’ Food Bank at every performance & donations for the Poppy Fund are accepted.

20. Verdi Requiem

Giuseppe Verdi is one of the most beloved vocal composers in history. His Requiem is a work of colossal symphonic and vocal forces, and remains an exaltation of humanity and one of its greatest musical-spiritual encounters. Details

November 9 & 10 2018 / 7:30 PM

Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary

$25 to $85 + Applicable charges

21. For the Fallen

Cantaré Children’s Choir continues its ongoing commitment to honour and remember those who gave their lives in service during World War I. Our concert presentation, FOR THE FALLEN, will feature music, poetry and reflections as we commemorate one hundred years since the end of the Great War. Come hear one generation pay tribute and homage to another. Details

Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 3:00 PM 4:30 PM

Knox United Church 506
4 Street Southwest Calgary


22. Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man, a Mass for Peace

Mount Royal Kantorei will be marking Remembrance Day and the centenary of the end of the First World War, with an evening service and concert featuring “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” by Karl Jenkins, with the Calgary Youth Orchestra, and special guest choir Cum Vino Cantus. Details

Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 7:30PM-10:00PM

Bella Concert Hall Calgary

$20 to $25

23. 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.

Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 10 AM – 5 PM

National Music Centre, 850 – 4 Street SE, Calgary

Veterans will be entitled to a special $5 admission on Remembrance Day, while non-veterans can enjoy a discounted $10 admission.

24. Remembrance Day Parade

The Royal Canadian Legion #26 Colonel Moore Branch will host a Remembrance Day parade. Details

Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 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

25. 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

Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

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


26. Bells of Peace

On November 11, at the going down of the sun, communities across Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with the ringing of 100 bells. The ringing of bells emulates the moment in 1918 when church bells across Europe tolled as four years of war had come to an end. A soundwave of bells will toll 100 times from coast to coast to coast at the setting of the sun on November 11th, just like they did in 1918. Details

Contact local Legion branch to find the location.

Sunday, November 11, 2018 | sundown ~ 4:45 PM

Various locations. (St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 1407 7 Ave NW, Calgary; Christ Church Anglican, 3602 8 St SW; St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 1121 – 14th Avenue SW)

27. Free Public Swim & Skate

Remembrance Day Free Swim & Skate. At select pools & arenas

Free Swim @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM & 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM


Renfrew Aquatic & Recreation Centre, 810 13 Ave NE, Calgary
Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre, 919 29 St SW, Calgary

Free Skate @ 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM


Optimist Arena, 5020 26 Ave SW, Calgary
Murray Copot Arena, 6727 Centre Street NW
Stu Peppard Arena, 5300 19 Street SW, Calgary
Jimmie Condon Arena, 502 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary
Stew Hendry Arena, 814 13 Ave NE, Calgary
Ernie Starr Arena, 4808 14 Ave SE, Calgary
Frank McCool Arena, 1900 Lake Bonavista Dr SE, Calgary
Shouldice Arena,1515 Home Rd NW, Calgary

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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    1. Masha Scheele

      Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation returns to Calgary for the first time since its highly acclaimed 2012 premiere, commemorating the end of Canada’s combat mission in Afghanistan. With texts by Suzanne Steele, Canada’s first War Poet, the work chronicles and pays tribute to the lives torn apart and brought together by war.

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