Remembrance Day In Calgary – Events & Ceremonies 2017

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

Saturday, November 11, 2017

A list of  ceremonies, events and activities happening during the Remembrance day in & around Calgary. Only Remembrance ceremonies and events held only on Nov 11 are listed here. For all other events, see Weekend events, November 9 to 12, 2017. 

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, 2017

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

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

Road Closure: Saturday, November 11 10:30 a.m. to Noon.

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.
Eastbound Memorial Drive will be reduced to one lane between 3 Street N.W. and Centre Street N.
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

Schedule:
Monday, November 6, 2017 @ 10:30 AM @ Burnsland Cemetery, 27 Ave. & Spiller Rd. SE

Monday, November 6, 2017 @ 10:30 AM @ Union Cemetery, 27 Ave. & Spiller Rd. SE


3. 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

Date & Time: Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 10:30 – 11:15PM; The ceremony will begin at 10:30 AM

Venue: Hanger Flight Museum 


4.  Remembrance Day Ceremony at Genesis Place

Details

Date & Time: Saturday, November 11, 2017 |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 6th Annual Battalion Park Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11, 2017. 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, 2017 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

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



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: Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 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

Music Provided by Johnny Summers and Egon Ukuloff

Date & Time: Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 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: Saturday, November 11, 2017 |  ~10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Venue: 1221 2 St. S.W, Calgary

Road Closure
On Saturday, November 11 from 8 a.m. to Noon there will be no parking between 2 and 4 Street S.W. along both sides of 13 Avenue and the south side of 12 Avenue S.W., and on 12 Avenue S.W. between 4 and 5 Street S.W. along the north side.
4 Street between 12 Avenue S.W. and 13 Avenue S.W. will be closed to traffic, and 4 Street will be closed southbound between 11 Avenue S.W. and 12 Avenue S.W.
Two lanes will be closed on 12 Avenue between 4 Street S.W. and 5 Street S.W.
12 Avenue between 2 Street S.W. and 4 Street S.W. will be closed to traffic
13 Avenue between 2 Street S.W. and 4 Street S.W. will be closed to traffic
Calgary Police Service will be onsite directing traffic.


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: Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 09:30 AM – 11:45 AM

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


10. Kenigston Legion Remembrance Day Ceremony

Details

Date & Time: Saturday, November 11, 2017 | Doors: 09:30 AM; Service: 10:45 AM

Venue:

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

11. Canadian Pacific Remembrance Day Ceremony

Details.

Date & Time: Saturday, November 11, 2017 |  10:30 AM

Venue: 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.


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.

Details

Date & Time: Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 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: Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 02:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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


14. 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.  Details

Date & Time: Saturday, November 11, 2017  | 10:30 AM

Venue: Fort Calgary


15. Remembrance Day @ Okotoks

1. 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: November 11, 2017 | 7:45 AM to 1:15 PM

Venue: Fredrick Price Memorial Park (Cenotaph), Okotoks

2. The service is supported by the Royal Canadian Legion, in conjunction with the Town of Okotoks. All are welcome to attend. With an expected increase in attendees, those who can are encouraged to carpool or walk to the service. Details

Date & Time: November 11, 2017 | Doors at 9:00 AM, Service starts at 10:15 AM

Venue: Pason Centennial Arena, 204 Community Way


16. Flight Risk



Hank Dunfield is on the verge of his 100th birthday. Sarah, the new nurse at his care facility is determined to help him celebrate this milestone, even though Hank doesn’t want anything to do with it. As their relationship unfolds Hank reveals his past as a tail gunner during the Second World War. When Sarah finally gets to the heart of Hank’s pain and sorrow he opens up to her and is finally able to find the peace he has desperately been seeking. Inspired by the true story of a Calgary WWII Veteran..  Details

Date & Time: October 23 to November 11, 2017
November 11, 2017 | 12:00 PM

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

Tickets: Adult: $26
Student/Senior: $21
Donations for the Veterans’ Food Bank at every performance & donations for the Poppy Fund are accepted.


17. Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation

Jeffrey Ryan’s powerful and haunting work, 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.  Details

Date & Time: November 10 & 11, 2017 | 8PM

Venue: Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary

Tickets: $20 – $80


18.  Remembrance Day Parade

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

Date & Time: Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 10:30 AM

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


19.  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: Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

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

Cost: Free


20. Free Public Swim & Skate

Remembrance Day Free Swim & Skate. At select pools & arenas – See details.

Free Swim @ 1:00 – 2:30pm and 3:00 – 4:30pm

Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre

Glenmore Aquatic Centre

Sir Winston Churchill 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

Murray Copot Arena


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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    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. http://calgaryphil.com/event/afghanistan-requiem-for-a-generation/2017-11-10/

      November 6, 2017 at 12:38 PM

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