Celebrating Remembrance Day in Calgary

Posted by on Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at 8:30am.

Celebrating Remembrance Day in Calgary

Remembrance Day is a holiday where Canadians across the country will take the time to recognize and remember the men and women who gave their lives to protect our country. Originally called Armistice Day, Remembrance Day has always involved a moment of silence on November the 11th at the eleventh hour (11:00am) that marked the end of the first World War. It was in the year of 1931 that it was decided that November 11th would be a day dedicated to remembering.

For this upcoming holiday, whether you are honouring one of the fallen, remembering all that has happened, or taking a moment to give thanks for the peace our country has, there are a number of events for Remembrance Day in Calgary that you can join. Take a look at these upcoming events and locations where you can take part in the holiday this November.

The Military Museum Remembrance Day Service

The military museum in Calgary

Date(s): November 11th
Time: 10:30am
Location: The Military Museum — 4520 Crowchild Trail SW

The Military Museum invites you to join them for their Remembrance Day service. The ceremony will begin at 10:30am with the arrival of VIPs and Guests of Honour, at 11:00am there will be an act of remembrance, and finally, the event will conclude at 11:30am with the laying of wreaths. This particular service will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, and following the service, guests are invited to visit the historical museum — admission by donation.

NOTE: If you are planning to attend this service, dress warmly and arrive early. Also, note that parking is limited on-site (east of Parade Square), but additional parking can be located at the Flames Community Arena.

Calgary Highlanders Remembrance Day Ceremony

Highlanders Remembrance Day Ceremony

Date(s): November 11th
Time: 10:30am
Location: Central Memorial Park — 1221 2nd Street SW

The Canadian Army Primary Reserve infantry regiment, the Calgary Highlanders, are inviting the public to their Remembrance Day Ceremony. This event is free to the public and will begin at 10:30am and will end at 12:00pm. The ceremony will include the wreath laying at the Cenotaph within Central Memorial Park.

CP Remembrance and Veterans Day Ceremony

CP Remembrance and Veterans Day Ceremony

Date(s): November 11th
Time: 10:40am
Location: CP Memorial Square — Ogden Memorial

Calgarians are invited to attend the Canadian Pacific company annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at Ogden Memorial. The CP Memorial Square can be located "adjacent to the top parking lot by the 69th Ave SE and Ogden Dale Road SE entrance." This Remembrance Day ceremony will begin at 10:40am, taking the time to honour the brave individuals who served our country. At 11:01am, the CP locomotive whistle will be sounded, which will begin the moment of silence. Once the ceremony is complete, refreshments will be provided for guests at the Royal Canadian Pacific Pavilion at CP's Head Office Campus.

Field of Crosses Memorial — 11 Days of Remembrance

Field of Crosses Memorial events

Date(s): November 11th
Time: 10:30am
Location: 200 Memorial Drive between 3rd Street NW and Centre Street

If you are looking for a place to partake in Remembrance Day in Calgary this year, you are invited to the Field of Crosses for their Remembrance Day Ceremony. The event will begin at 10:30am and is free to the public. Guests are free to park at the west end of the park, and are welcome to visit the site and walk among the crosses within the park in their own time.

Additionally, if you would like to attend, the Field of Crosses invites the public to attend daily ceremonies from November 1st to November 11th where at sunrise there will be the flag raising, and sunset the flag lowering ceremony. For a detailed list of sunset and sunrise times, head to the Field of Crosses website.

Lunchbox Theatre "In Flanders Field"

Lunchbox Theatre in Flanders Field

Date(s): October 19th-November 9th
Time: October 19th @ 7:30pm & Other Performances Mon-Sat @ 12:00pm, Thur-Fri @ 6:00pm
Location: Lunchbox Theatre — 160-115 9th Avenue SE

With music by Nicky Philllips, the book "In Flanders Field" by Robert Gontier will be showing at Lunchbox Theatre this October and November. This beautiful production has received a Betty Mitchell Award nomination for Outstanding Production of a Musical and features stories based on the life of Lt. Col John McCrae. The performance covers his experiences all the way from "rural Ontario" to the French trenches, and reveals "the brotherhood, love, and true humanity of one of Canada's most famous poets."

NOTE: Two different productions are available for the public to attend. Their regular performance productions, as well as "relaxed performances." The relaxed performances are designed for those who may have sensory concerns, disorders, or those parents with young children. The performance will remain the same but will include "small modifications... made to the production and the patron experience to help reduce anxiety." For more information and event times, visit the Lunchbox Theatre website.

After The War Choral Concert

Date: November 11th
Time: 7:00pm & 9:00pm
Location: Cathedral Church of the Redeemer — 604 1st Street SE

Hosted by Mount Royal University Conservatory and Mount Royal Kantorei, is the After The War Remembrance Day Concert. This musical event will take place at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, located on 1st Street in downtown Calgary. The After the War concert will feature music by Mark Sirett as well as movements from the "Requiem for Peace" by Larry Nickel. Come and commemorate Remembrance Day in Calgary with this moving concert, "lest we forget."

Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery Remembrance Day Service

Mountain View Funeral Home

Date: November 11th
Time: 10:45am-2pm
Location: Mountain View Funeral Home & Cemetery — 1515 & 1605 100th Street SE

Head over to the Mountain View Funeral Home for their 24th annual Remembrance Day service this November. The service is free for the community and everyone is welcome and encouraged to join. The event will begin at 10:45am and after the service refreshments will be provided for guests.

November 11th is truly the day we should remember. Find the event that works best for you and partake in any of these events for Remembrance Day in Calgary. Together, we remember.

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