Remembrance Day events in Edmonton

Thousands of people around the city are expected to mark Remembrance Day by attending a service. Following are some of the larger ceremonies and more unconventional ways to honour those soldiers who scarificed their lives.
Grade 8 student Manroop Randhawa lays poppies Thursday on individual graves of fallen soldiers at Beechmount Cemetery in Edmonton. (CBC)

Thousands of people in Edmonton are expected to mark Remembrance Day on Friday by attending a service. Following are some of the larger ceremonies and more unconventional ways to honour those soldiers who scarificed their lives.

  • City Hall — The Loyal Edmonton Regiment will host a service at City Hall in the City Room from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a wreath-laying ceremony outside city hall at 10:30 a.m. 
  • West Edmonton Mall — Hosted by the Jasper Place Branch #255 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Service goes from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ice Palace.
  • University of Alberta — Ceremony will take place in the Butterdome, located at 89th Avenue and 112th Street, at 10:20 a.m.
  • Alberta Aviation Museum — Hosted by Air Force veterans with museum staff and the Edmonton Aviation Heritage Society. Services begin at 10:30 a.m. Museum fees will be waived, but seating is limited. (11410-Kingsway)
  • Legislature grounds — A 21-gun salute is scheduled for 11 a.m. by the 20th Field Regiment of the Royal Canadian Artillery.

Edmontonians are also invited to lay Canadian flags at the gravesites of those soldiers who sacrificed their lives in military service.

The city will provide the flags at three municipal cemeteries on Remembrance Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Edmonton Cemetery 11820 - 107 Avenue
  • Beechmount Cemetery 12420 - 104 Street
  • Northern Lights Cemetery 156 Street - St. Albert Trail

Staff members will be on site at Beechmount Cemetery to answer inquiries regarding the location of military graves.

Later in the day, the Edmonton Ecumenical Peace Network is sponsoring two events and all are invited.

  • A workshop at All Saints Anglican Cathedral 1 - 4 p.m. where participants explore the different ways Christians interpreted biblical teachings on war and peace.
  • Interdenominational prayer service will be held at McDougall United Church downtown at 6 p.m. followed by a walk for peace at 7 p.m.