Remembrance Day in Calgary

November 05, 2014


With the recent tragic death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at Parliament Hill, this year’s Remembrance Day will be even more somber and poignant.

Marlborough Mall will not be opening until 12pm on Tuesday, November 11th so that our employees and tenants have the opportunity to observe this very important day with their loved ones.

Many services will be held throughout Calgary and across the nation to commemorate those who gave their lives in service of our country. Here is a list of local events courtesy of (click here to view details):

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, 2014

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.

Venue: Memorial Dr. between 3rd St. NW & Centre St, Calgary

Public parking is available at the west end of the park.


2. Aerospace Museum Ceremony

Join us to keep the memory alive. This year, the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, is a particularly poignant year to ensure we remember the sacrifices made by Canadian and Allied personnel. Please dress for the weather, as we intend to host the ceremony outdoors. Honourary Colonel John Melbourne will be one of the speakers joining us that morning.

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 10:15 AM

Venue: Aero Space Museum of Calgary


3. Remembrance Day Ceremony at Genesis Place

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Venue: Shane Field House, Genesis Place, Airdrie


4. Battalion Park Ceremony

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 10:00 AM

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


5. 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: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 10:45 AM

The Museum will be open regular hours, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Cost: Admission is Free

Venue: The Military Museums, Calgary


6. Central Memorial Park

Ceremony – TBA
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | TBA

Venue: 1221 2 St. S.W, Calgary


7. 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.

 Date & Time: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 09:30 AM – 11:45 AM

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


8. Remembrance Day tour in Union 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 Union Cemetery that reflects on these military units and the heroes buried there.

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 02:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Venue: Union Cemetery, Located at 28 Ave. and Spiller Rd. S.E., Calgary


9. Jake’s Gift

A Canadian World War II veteran reluctantly returns to Normandy, France for the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion. There, Jake encounters a 10 year old whose inquisitiveness and charm challenge him to confront some long- ignored ghosts. This charming play has been a hit across Canada and beyond. Don’t miss it!

Date & Time: Monday, October 27, 2014 – Saturday, November 22, 2014
November 11, 2014 | 12:10 PM

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

Tickets: Free admission for all veterans and current military
Donations for the Veterans’ Food Bank at every performance & donations for the Poppy Fund are accepted.


10. 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.

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 11,2014 | 1:00 PM

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

Cost: Free


11. Free Public Swim & Skate

At select pools & arenas – See details.


12. Behind the Scenes Tour: First World War

Commemorate Remembrance Day on this special tour of First World War artifacts in Glenbow’s collection.

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 11,2014 | 6:00 PM Venue: Glenbow Museum, Calgary
Cost: 15.00

Remembrance Day Ceremonies will be held across the Royal Canadian Legion Branches – See here for more information.
286 Legion Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11, 2014 | 10:00 AM at #5, 1107 – 33 Street NE, Calgary

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