November 11, 2017 marks the 98th anniversary of Remembrance Day, first founded in 1919. It is a time to remember those in the armed forces who have lost their lives while in the line of duty. Remembrance Day recalls the day the hostilities during World War I ended in 1918, and is recognized at “the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”.

 

Today, celebrate the brave men and women who lost their lives at these local Remembrance Day ceremonies:

1. Remembrance Day Service at City Hall

According to the city’s event page, the service will be led by the Commanding Officer of The Loyal Edmonton Regiment. Special guests attending include the Honorable Amarjeet Sohi; MLA Nicole Goehring; Mrs Esther Starkman, sponsor for HMCS Edmonton, one of Canada’s Coastal Defense Vessels; Honorary Colonel John Stanton; Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Dog Cox; Councillor Scott McKeen and Mayor Don Iveson.

Date: Saturday November 11, 2017
Time: 10:15-10:35am
Location: City Room, City Hall

 

2. Wreath-laying Ceremony

Following the service in the City Room, there will be an outdoor procession to the City Hall cenotaph, where wreaths will be laid.

Date: Saturday November 11, 2017
Time: 10:55-11:30am
Location: City Hall cenotaph (outside on the City Hall Plaza)

 

3. Remembrance Day Ceremony at the U of A Butterdome

Visit the U of A Butterdome for a service remembering those who have served.

Date: Saturday November 11, 2017

Time: 10am-noon

Location: Butterdome at Van Vliet Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

 

4. Light the Bridge

On Remembrance Day, the High Level Bridge will be lit up in red and white to honour the brave men and women who have served in Canada’s military.

Date: Saturday November 11, 2017

Time: Sundown to sunset

Location: High Level Bridge, Edmonton, AB

 

5. Remembrance Day at the Museum – Sherwood Park

Head to the Strathcona County Museum for coffee, cookies and the chance to explore their new exhibit, “We Remember”. No admission cost, however, donations will be collected.

Date: Saturday November 11, 2017

Time: Noon-3pm

Location: Strathcona County Museum, Sherwood Park, AB

 

6. Remembrance Day at the Museum – St. Albert

Visit the Musée Héritage Museum for a Remembrance Day exhibit and an interactive display including World War 1 memorabilia.

Date: Saturday November 11, 2017

Time: Noon-3PM

Location: Musée Héritage Museum, St. Albert, AB

 

7. Remembrance Day Service – Spruce Grove

Join the city of Spruce Grove as the community pauses to remember those soldiers who have fallen in the line of duty, and those who continue to defend our country.

Date: Saturday November 11, 2017

Time: 10:15am

Location: TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre, Spruce Grove, AB

 

8. Remembrance Day Services – Leduc

Head to the Leduc Curling Club and join in the celebration of remembering those who have served.

Date: Saturday November 11, 2017

Time: 9:15-10:45am

Location: Leduc Curling Club, Leduc, AB

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