Remembrance Day Ceremonies and Activities Happening in 2023

Here are some of the Remembrance Day events you can attend in Calgary this year, either in-person or at home.

The Field of Crosses alongside Memorial Drive. Photograph by Chris Landry

Royal Canadian Legion Ceremonies

The Royal Canadian Legion is hosting two ceremonies in Calgary: at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and the Killarney Glengarry Community Association. Both events run from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. You can also catch the National Remembrance Day Ceremony live on its Facebook page.

1415 14 Ave. N.W.; 2828 28 St. S.W., legion.ca

 

The Field of Crosses

Each year, more than 3,500 white crosses are displayed along Memorial Drive to symbolize the thousands of soldiers from Southern Alberta who have died in action in various conflicts since the Boer War. Visit the site to learn more about these soldiers, or visit at sunrise or sunset for the flag-raising ceremony that takes place daily from November 1 to 10 (the area near the Cenotaph will be restricted to invited attendees only). On the evening of November 10, you can attend the Night of Lights, where lanterns will be placed and lit in front of every cross (the Field of Crosses will be closed to the public that day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to prepare for this). You can also watch the televised Remembrance Day service on November 11, which will be broadcast live from the Field of Crosses on Global Calgary.

Memorial Drive between 3 Street N.W. and Centre Street, fieldofcrosses.com

 

The Hangar Flight Museum Remembrance Day Ceremony

The Hangar Flight Museum’s Remembrance Day ceremony is a popular one. This year’s ceremony will take place in-person and it will be live streamed by CTV News on November 11. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m., with doors opening at 9:30 a.m. The museum will be open to the public later from 12 to 4 p.m., with admission by donation.

4629 McCall Way N.E., thehangarmuseum.ca

 

Remembrance Day at the Military Museums

This formal service takes place outside of the Military Museums at 10:30 a.m. on November 11. After the service, the public is invited to lay their own wreaths. Limited parking is available at Masters Academy and the Flames Community Arena.

4520 Crowchild Tr. S.W., themilitarymuseums.ca

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