Remembrance Day In Calgary – Events & Ceremonies 2016

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

Friday, November 11, 2016

A list of  ceremonies, events and activities happening during the Remembrance day in & around Calgary.

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.

Date & Time: November 1 – 11, 2016

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

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

Road Closure:– 10:30 a.m. until noon on Friday, November 11
Westbound Memorial Drive at 4 Street N.W. will be closed. Downtown access via the 4 Avenue flyover. If you want to travel west, use Edmonton Trail to 16 Avenue N.E.
Northbound lower Centre Street Bridge will also be closed at this time.
At 10:55 to 11:05 a.m. eastbound Memorial Drive N.W. will be closed at 3 Street N.W. (adjacent to Field of Crosses)
Police will be onsite directing traffic

2. No Stone Left Alone Remembrance Ceremonies

6th annual commemoration ceremonies.  Details

Monday, November 7, 2016 @ Burnsland Cemetery, 27 Ave. & Spiller Rd. SE

Monday, November 7, 2016  @ Union Cemetery, 27 Ave. & Spiller Rd. SE

3. Aerospace 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

Date & Time: Friday, November 11, 2016 | 10:20 – 11:15PM; The ceremony will begin at 10:25 AM

Venue: Aero Space Museum of Calgary

4.  Remembrance Day Ceremony at Genesis Place


Date & Time: Wednesday, November 11, 2016 |Doors:  8:30 AM ; Ceremony: 10:00 AM

Venue:Shane Field House, Genesis Place, Airdrie

5. Battalion Park Ceremony

The Kings Own Calgary Regiment will be holding the 5th Annual Battalion Park Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11, 2016. 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

Date & Time: November 11, 2016 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

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

Road Closure: 10 a.m. until noon on Friday, November 11: There will be no access to the parking lot of Battalion Park, and no parking in the cul-de-sac of 100 Sierra Vista Bay S.W.

militarymuseumcalgary1 (9)6. The Military Museums – Service

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.

Date & Time: Friday, November 11, 2016 | 10:30 AM
The Museum will be open regular hours, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Admission is Free.

Venue: The Military Museums, Calgary

7. Kerby Centre Ceremony

Date & Time: Friday, November 11, 2016 | Doors Open: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Ceremony: 10:50 AM (details)

Venue: Kerby Centre Gym, 1133 – 7 Ave SW, Calgary

8. 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

Date & Time: Friday, November 11, 2016 |  ~10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Venue: 1221 2 St. S.W, Calgary

Road Closure: 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 11
There will be no parking between 2 and 4 Street S.W. along the north side of 13 Avenue and the south side of 12 Avenue S.W.,
4 Street between 12 Avenue S.W. and 13 Avenue S.W. will be close to traffic, as will 2 right lanes on eastbound 12 Avenue between 2 Street S.W. and 4 Street S.W.,
The sidewalk on the east side of 4 Street S.W. will be closed between 12 Avenue and 13 Avenue S.W.
Calgary Police Service will also be stopping traffic on eastbound 12 Avenue S.W., and 13 Avenue S.W. for one minute at 11 a.m.

9. 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

Date & Time: Friday, November 11, 2016 | 09:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Venue:Southern Jubilee Auditorium, 1415, 14 Avenue Northwest,Calgary

10. Kenigston Legion Remembrance Day Ceremony


Date & Time: Friday, November 11, 2016 | Doors: 09:30 AM; Service: 10:45 AM; Lunch: 12:00 Noon


The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 264
1910 Kensington Road N.W. Calgary

11. Canadian Pacific Remembrance Day Ceremony


Date & Time: Friday, November 11, 2016 |  10:30 AM

Venue: Canadian Pacific Head Office, 7550 Ogden Dale Road S.E., Calgary
Ceremony @  just inside the main entrance to CP off 69th Ave SE.

12. Remembrance Day Ceremony at YYC

The Calgary International Airport Pipe Band and Honour Guard will form up at 10:30 a.m. in the Concourse A – Departures Level check-in area at YYC. There will be a procession through the terminal ending at the open public area adjacent to Montana’s Cookhouse.

The airport community Honour Guard will include uniformed representatives from Calgary Police Service, RCMP, Calgary Fire Department, Calgary Emergency Medical Services, Royal Air Force, British Army, Canadian Corp of Commissionaires, 604 Royal Canadian Air Cadets, Canada Border Services Agency and the United States Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection. Acting as the Master of the Ceremonies and Parade Commander will be Constable Mike Bertin, Retired for the Calgary International Airport Pipe Band. Michael Casey, QC, Board Director will be representing The Calgary Airport Authority. Details

Date & Time: Friday, November 11, 2016 | 10:30 AM

Venue: Calgary International Airport, Main Terminal Departures Level

13. 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

Date & Time: Friday, November 11, 2016 | 02:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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

14. Remembrance Day at Fort Calgary

Join us at 10:30 am for a special Remembrance Day service facilitated by the RCMP Veterans Association.  Details

Date & Time: 2016 – Friday, November 11, 2016 | 10:30 AM

Venue: Fort Calgary

15. Remembrance Day @ Okotoks

Lest We Forget…On Remembrance Day, Canadians come together as a nation to honour and remember Canada’s Veterans, war dead and all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf in times of war, armed conflict and peace. Details

Date & Time: Friday, November 11, 2016 | 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Venue: Pason Centennial Arena, 204 Community Way, Okotoks

16. Guided Tour of the Field of Honour

Karen Peters of the Okotoks and District Historical Society will lead a free tour of the Field of Honour located at the Okotoks Cemetery. She will share stories of the brave men and women who selflessly served with the Canadian Armed Forces. Details

Date & Time: Friday, November 11, 2016 | 2:00 PM

Venue: Meet at the cemetery, located on Big Rock Trail, Okotoks

17. Lest We Forget

Using music and song to journey from WWI to the present day, this show examines the lives of soldiers, their families, and the way our lives are changed by war. Featuring original songs from a multitude of Canadian composers, Lest We Forget will be a musical ride through time that honours all that makes us proud to be Canadian.  Details

Date & Time: October 24 – November 12, 2016
November 11, 2016 | 12:00 PM & 06:00 PM

Venue: Lunch Box Theatre, 160 115 9 Avenue SE, Calgary

Tickets: $20 – $25
Donations for the Veterans’ Food Bank at every performance & donations for the Poppy Fund are accepted.

18. Mozart’s Requiem

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will perform Mozart Requiem as a tribute to the lives dedicated to the service of our Country. In attendance will be special guests from the Canadian Armed Forces and Calgary First Responders. Mozart’s Requiem is the last and unfinished piece written by the famous composer. The award-winning 1984 American movie Amadeus was a fictional biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, yet provides insight into the life of the great composer. Although not completely factual, it presents an idea of who Mozart was and the mystery behind the Requiem; a mass for the repose of the souls of the dead. Details

Date & Time: November 11 & 12, 2016 | 8PM

Venue: Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary

Tickets: $20 – $80

19.  Remembrance Day Parade

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

Date & Time: Friday, November 11, 2016 | 10:30 AM

Venue:#26 Colonel Moore Branch , 92 Banff Avenue,  Banff

20.  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

Date & Time: Friday, November 11, 2016 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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

Cost: Free

21. Free Public Swim & Skate

At select pools & arenas – See details.

Free Swim @ 01:00 PM

Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre

Glenmore Aquatic Centre

Sir Winston Aquatic & Recreation Centre

Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre

Free Skate @ 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM

Ernie Starr Arena

Rose Kohn / Jimmie Condon Arenas

Shouldice Arena

Stew Hendry / Henry Viney Arenas

Stu Peppard Arena

22. 13th Annual Artisans Fair

Features the work of local crafters and artists. Jewelry, paintings, books, cards, glasswork, knitting, crocheting, toys, ornaments and more will be for sale. Fresh food and drink will be available from the Fort Calgary lunch counter in the Officer’s Mess. Details.

Date & Time: Friday, November 11, 2016 |  11:30 AM – 05:00 PM

Venue: Fort Calgary

Cost: Free admission with donation to Veteran’s Food Bank.

Remembrance Day Ceremonies will be held across the Royal Canadian Legion Branches – See here for more information.

For all other events, see Things to do this Weekend

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