Remembrance Day In Calgary – Events & Ceremonies 2019

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.

Road Closure:

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

Hanger Flight Museum

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

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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.

Monday, November 11, 2019 | 10:20 AM

The Military Museums

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 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

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

Union Cemetery
Spiller Rd. S.E. and Cemetery Rd. S.E, Calgary

Remembrance Day at Fort Calgary

Join us on Remembrance Day for a special service facilitated by the RCMP Veteran’s Association of Calgary. This moving commemorative ceremony features bagpipes, readings and choral singers.

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


Monday November 11, 2019 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Fort Calgary

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

This stunning work was our inaugural Remembrance play in 2010, when it received a Betty Mitchell Award nomination for Outstanding Production of a Musical. Based on the extraordinary life of Lt.-Col John McCrae, IN FLANDERS FIELDS sweeps from rural Ontario to the mud of the French trenches, revealing the brotherhood, love, and true humanity of one of Canada’s most famous poets. Details

November 9, 2019 | 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.

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

Select Arenas.

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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