2015 Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Edmonton, AB
Remembrance Day is a time for everyone across Canada to remember the sacrifice to those whom have served in Canada’s Armed Forces. It is because of their decision to volunteer and be sent to areas across the world to ensure safety for those who cannot help themselves as well as protecting fellow Canadians’ way of life. The city of Edmonton will be awash is ceremonial garb, including iconic poppy flowers. Don Wheaton would like to thank everyone who has taken the oath and donned the uniform to serve their country. As we take a step back to honor the commitment and sacrifice of our military, as well as police and fire/rescue services, here are some 2015 Remembrance Day services in Edmonton, AB.
City Hall Remembrance Service
Starting at 10:15 a.m., the service in the City Room at City Hall will be led by the commanding officer of The Loyal Edmonton Regiment.
Remembrance Day Ceremony at Butterdome
Alberta Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell will lead the annual service held at the University of Alberta Butterdome. Anyone attending is asked to be in their seats by 10:10 a.m. Lt. Gov. Mitchell will start the ceremony shortly after. Parking will be free for those going to the service.
No Stone Left Alone
The headstone’s of fallen soldiers will be adorned with poppies at Beechmount Ceremony, starting at 10:30 a.m. This Field of Honour ceremony is located at 12420-104 Street. Click here for more Fields of Honour ceremonies across Edmonton’s municipal cemeteries.
Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum
A brief ceremony will be held proceeding a minute of silence at 11 a.m. Following the ceremony, the museum, located in the Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre 10440 – 108 Avenue, will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Norwood Legion Remembrance Day
Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Brian Mason will lay a wreath at Norwood Legion, 11150-82 Street. The ceremony will start at 10 a.m.
Remembrance Day Wreath Service
Sir Winston Churchill Unit No. 3, as well as veterans from the Army, Navy and Air Force, will present a commemorative wreath at the Shaw Conference Centre Peace Plaza.
Remembrance Day Celebration at Calder Cenotaph
An inter-denominational church service will be held in the North West Edmonton Seniors Society auditorium, located at 12963-120 Street. A parade will follow, leaving from the Calder Community League at 10:30 a.m., ending at Calder Cenotaph with a wreath-laying ceremony.
Remembrance Day Prayer Service for Peace
McDougall United Church, 10025-101 Street, will be holding an inter-denominational prayer service at 6 p.m.
Remembrance Day Prayer Walk for Peace
Faith leaders from Baha’i, Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities will host a walk with prayers starting at 7 p.m. on the City Hall side of Churchill Square.
Strathcona Remembrance Day Ceremony
Premier Rachel Notley will lead a ceremony with wreath-laying at Holy Trinity, 10037- 84th Avenue, at 10 a.m.
Don Wheaton hopes everyone has a chance to take a minute to thank those who have served the country on Remembrance Day.