Lest We Forget: Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Calgary – November 11, 2020

Remembrance Day (Family Fun Calgary)

This is a summary of some Remembrance Day services in the City of Calgary. You may also find smaller community-based services at the Royal Canadian Legions or community centres. Most services are virtual or by invitation-only for 2020.

Field of Crosses

Honour those who have fallen at the Field of Crosses service – virtually for 2020. The Remembrance Day Ceremony (normally at 10:30 am) will be a virtual event broadcast live from the Field of Crosses by Global Calgary. Only those taking part in the ceremony will be allowed in the park during the live ceremony.

To see the crosses, go before November 11, or after 2 pm on November 11, but it’s limited to 100 people on the field at any one time. (Public parking is available at the west end of the park. You can also park in the area of Eau Claire and walk across the footbridge.)

When: November 11, 2020
Time: 10:30 am – Service is Virtual; Access to park after 2 pm, but limited to 100 people at a time
Where: Sunnyside Bank Park (see map)
Websitewww.fieldofcrosses.com

The Inn on Officers’ Garden Remembrance Day

Join the Inn on Officers’ Garden, along with Chaplin Northcott, for a blessing with a moment of silence for those who have served and fallen.

When: November 11, 2020
Time: 1 – 2 pm
Where: The Inn on Officers’ Garden
Address: 150 Dieppe Dr SW, Calgary, AB
Phone: 587-885-1995

The Hangar Flight Museum

The Hangar Flight Museum will be livestreaming their Remembrance Day service on CTV with live coverage from 10:57 am to 11:30 am. You can watch the coverage on CTV Calgary and a live webstream at www.CTVNewsCalgary.ca. You can visit the museum in person from 1 – 5 pm. Tickets are by donation but they must be purchased in advance.

When: November 11, 2020
Time: Service: 10:57 – 11:30 am: Museum open 1 – 5 pm.
Where: The Hangar Flight Museum – Service is Virtual
Address: 4629 McCall Way NE, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-250-3752 ext 101
Websitewww.thehangarmuseum.ca

The Military Museums

The Military Museums will be holding an invitation-only service which will be live-streamed on their Facebook page beginning at 10:20 am. CTV will also be airing it, with timings to be confirmed. You can visit the museum for free, with pre-reserved tickets only, from 1 – 6 pm.

The CORE Shopping Centre has partnered with The Military Museums for a specially curated display from November 2 – 11, in honour of Remembrance Day.

When: November 11, 2020
Time: Virtual Service: 10:20 am; Museum open 1 – 6 pm
Where: Military Museums – Service is Virtual
Address: 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, AB
Websitewww.themilitarymuseums.ca

Battalion Park

The Kings Own Calgary regiment hosts this annual Remembrance Day ceremony. There will be a livestream so that you can attend the ceremony virtually. You’ll be able to watch it here. The Cenotaph at Battalion Park will remain open so that you may lay down your poppy in respect.

When: November 11, 2020
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Where: Battalion Park – Service is Virtual
Address: 3001 Signal Hill Dr SW, Calgary, AB
Websitewww.scacalgary.ca

Canadian Pacific Headquarters

This Remembrance Day ceremony, which pays tribute to the more than 33 000 CP employees who served, is a private ceremony that will be live-streamed beginning at 10:45 am. The ceremony continues the company’s annual tradition of honouring veterans at CP’s Memorial Square, built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. Though the ceremony is pared down, many important elements will still be incorporated, including the CP locomotive whistle sounding at 11:01 am local time, and across the network where safe to do so, to start a moment of silence.

When: November 11, 2020
Time: 10:45 am
Where: CP Head Office – Service is Virtual
Address: 7550 Ogden Dale Road SE, Calgary, AB
Websitewww.cpr.ca

Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.

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