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Where to commemorate Remembrance Day in Calgary

A number of in-person events are behind held across the city this year on November 11, for Calgarians looking to honour those who served in Canada’s armed forces.

Seating and attendance at some events is limited, and attendees are encouraged to register before hand at Remembrance Day ceremonies that are accepting RSVPs.

Canadian Pacific Memorial

The Canadian Pacific Remembrance Day Memorial is open to the public, and is located at CP Memorial Square at 7550 Ogden Road SE.

Services begin at 10:45 am to honour all veterans, including the more than 33,000 Canadian Pacific employees who have served in Canada’s armed forces.

For more details, see www.cpr.ca/en/community/remembrance-day.

Field of Crosses

Located along Memorial Drive between Centre Street and 3 Street NW, the Field of Crosses is holding sunrise and sunset ceremonies until November 10.

Visitors can attend the Night of Lights on November 10 after 4 pm, to take part in the annual candle laying ceremonies.

Remembrance Day ceremonies begin at 10 am at the Field of Crosses, and attendees are recommended to park and walk as parking options are very limited. Memorial Drive will be closed from 9 am until after the ceremonies conclude in front of the Field of Crosses.

For more on the Field of Crosses, see the LiveWire Calgary Perspective written by Field of Crosses founder J. Murray McCann.

Fort Calgary

Fort Calgary’s Remembrance Day services are being held in partnership with the RCMP Veterans’ Association, Calgary Division, with a commemorative addresses by Reverend Larry J. Nicolay and George Pambrumof the Métis Nation of Alberta.

Services begin at Fort Calgary for Remembrance Day at 10:30 am, with doors opening at 10:15 am.

Space is very limited, and per-registration is required to attend the Fort Calgary services.

For more details on how to register for the service, see www.fortcalgary.com/upcoming-events/remembrance-day.

Hangar Flight Museum

The annual Remembrance Day Service at the Hangar Flight Museum begins at 10:30 am. Doors open for arrivals to the service at 9:30 am.

Ceremonies are held outdoors on the helicopter landing area which once served as a parade square during the Second World War. Attendees are encouraged to dress for the weather, as services occur regardless of weather conditions.

For more details, see thehangarmuseum.ca/upcoming-events.

The Kerby Centre

The Kerby Centre will be holding an indoor service from 10:30 am to 12 pm in the Kerby Centre Auditorium at 1133 7 Avenue SW.

Music for the service will be provided by Johnny Summers and Egor Ukoloff.

For more details, see www.kerbycentre.com/bb-remembrance-day-service-2022.

The King’s Own Regiment

The King’s Own Regument will be observing Remembrance Day as part of a full parade at North Glenmore Park. The full unit parade begins at 10:30 am and runs until 11:30 am.

A seated performance will occur at the Royal Canadian Legion, Centennial Calgary Branch at 9202 Horton Road SW from 1 pm to 1:40 pm, and again at the Chapelhow Branch at 606 38 Ave NE from 4 pm to 4:40 pm.

For more details, see twitter.com/KingsOwnYYC/status/1589982473387405317.

The Military Museums

The Remembrance Day ceremonies at The Military Museums begins at 10 am, followed by the Last Post at 10:57 am, the Act of Remembrance at 11 am, and the laying of wreaths at 11:05 am.

Parking is limited at The Military Museums, and additional parking is located to the east of Parade Square, and at the Flames Community Arena to the south of the museums.

The public wishing to lay wreaths at the Eternal Flame monument can do so after the conclusion of the formal ceremonies, and staff will be on hand to assist. The laying of plastic poppies is not encouraged.

For more details, see themilitarymuseums.ca/visit/events-and-exhibits/remembrance-day.

Royal Canadian Legion

The Royal Canadian Legion will be holding a number of Remembrance Day services throughout Calgary, including one at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

The Jubilee service begins at 10:30 am and goes until 11:30 am. Parking is free, and tickets to the event are available at the door.

Legion branches across the city will also be holding ceremonies.

For more details, see legion.ca/remembrance/remembrance-day/remembrance-day-ceremonies.