If you plan to take in a Remembrance Day Ceremony on Friday then you have quite a few options. Here they are:
1. Edmonton City Hall. Be sure to give yourself extra time to arrive, as traffic may be a little hectic. The ceremony will take place in the City Room at City Hall. First come first serve seating will begin at 9:45 am and will end at 10:10 am. The service will begin promptly at 10:10 am. Mayor Don Iveson will be in attendance. A wreath laying ceremony will follow the service, and is expected to begin at 10: 55 am. This will take place at the cenotaph outside City Hall Plaza and attendees are asked to be in place by 10: 50 am.
2. West Edmonton Mall. Everyone is invited to Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace for a 10:00 am service which is being hosted by the Jasper Place Branch #355 of the Royal Canadian Legion.
3. Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum– The ceremony will begin at 10:00 am at the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum (located in the Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre)
4. Patricia Park (Griesbach)- The ceremony is being hosted by The 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and is set to begin at 10:45 am. Attendees are asked to be in their seats at 10:30 am.
5. Maranatha Christian Reformed Church– A church service will begin at 9:30 am and will be followed by a parade at 10:20 am which will travel to the Beverly Cenotaph. The cenotaph service will begin at 11:00 am.
6. Holy Trinity Anglican Church- The ceremony will commence with a parade which will begin at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church at 10:00 am. Guests are asked to be seated by 9:30 am. Following the ceremony the parade will travel to Light Horse Park for a service at 10:45 am.
7. Northwest Seniors Centre– The service is expected to begin at 10:00 and will be followed by a parade at 10:30 am and a service at the Calder cenotaph at 10:50 am.
8. Van Vliet Center- The service is being held in the Van Vliet Center (U of A campus) in the Butterdome and attendees are expected to be seated by 10:00 am.
9. TransAlta Leisure Center in Sprice Grove– The City of Spuce Grove has teamed up with the The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 281 to host a Remembrance Day ceremony which is set to begin at 10:15 am.
10. St. Albert Cenotaph– Festivities begin with a parade, beginning at the cenotaph at 10:45 am followed by a ceremony at 10:55 am.
11. Kingsway Legion– Festivities begins with a parade at 10:45 am, followed by an 11:00 am service at the Kingsway Legion cenotaph.
12. Millenium Place in Sherwood Park: The ceremony is expected to begin at 10:30 am.
13. Leduc Recreation Center– Seating will begin at 9:00 am and the service will begin at 9:15 am. A wreath laying ceremony will follow the service at the Civic Center cenotaph in Leduc.
14. Edmonton Municipal Cemeteries- There are no ceremonies at Edmonton Municipal Cemeteries on Remembrance Day, so that they may serve as places for calm and quiet reflection. The public is encouraged to participate in other local ceremonies.
15. Eglemont Christian Church in Beaumont– The town of Beaumont, along with the 287 Beaumont ‘Spitfire’ Squadron, The Royal Canadian Air Cadets and the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry will host an outdoor ceremony beginning at 10:45 am in the parking lot of Eglemont Christian Church, followed by a light luncheon inside the church.
16. McDougall United Church – The Edmonton Ecumenical Peace Network and the Mennonite Central Committee of Alberta will sponsor their 8th Annual Interdenominational Prayer Service and Walk for Peace, as people from various faith communities gather to remember, reflect and pray for peace in our world at 6 pm.
17. Royal Canadian Legion Branch #27 in Fort Saskatchewan– There will be a parade to the cenotaph at 10:45 am followed by two minutes of silence and laying of the wreaths in remembrance. There will then be a Service indoors. There will be entertainment provided by The Model T Band throughout the afternoon as well as an available lunch for a minimal fee and meat draws at 4:30.
18. Gibbons Cultural Center– The ceremony is being hosted by the Royal Canadian Branch #226, and will begin at 10:45 am.
ETS will operate regular Saturday service on Remembrance Day with most routes starting earlier in the day and operating on a 30 minute frequency. Industrial routes and routes that operate only during peak hours will run on regular weekday schedules.
Free transit is available all day to veterans and active members who:
- Dress in military uniform or legion dress
- Show a Canadian Forces Identification Card
- Show a National Defence Record of Service Card
- Or show a Veteran’s card