Nov 10

Remembrance Day 2016

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This year, Remembrance Day falls on Friday, November 11th.

Calgary Transit will be running a Saturday level of service – check out their schedules page to find out when the buses will be running. All veterans and accompanying family members will be able to ride transit for free on Remembrance Day. Veterans wearing uniforms or bearing veteran identification cards are eligible.

Street parking will be free, and holiday rates are in effect for parkades and surface lots managed by the Calgary Parking Authority.

There are a number of ceremonies being held around the downtown core to remember and honour those who have been killed or injured while in the line of duty. See below for a list of the different ceremonies you can check out!

Central Memorial Park

The Calgary Highlanders will have a Military parade using 4th St SW between 12th and 13th Ave SW. It will be held area around the Cenotaph at Central Memorial Park. Central Memorial park is Calgary’s oldest park, with a memorial statue erected in 1924 to commemorate soldiers that served in World War 1 and an equestrian statue to commemorate soldiers that fought in the second Boer War.

Kerby Centre

The Kerby Centre will be hosting a ceremony in their gymnasium. Doors open at 10:30am, the ceremony begins at 10:50am. Refreshments will follow. Music is provided by Johnny Summers. The Kerby Centre is located at 1133 7th Avenue SW

Peace Park 

Peace Park’s sandstone arch was originally part of the Strathcona Building, an office block in Calgary that was constructed between 1939 and 1945. Over the years, it was turned into a war memorial for those Canadians who fought and died in the First World War, Second World War and Korean War.

This sandstone arch is where you’ll find Peace Park’s Remembrance Day event which includes sharing stories and discussion about the importance of the peace-building. The ceremony begins at 12:30pm. Peace Park is located at 2nd Avenue & 8th Street SW.

Royal Canadian Legion No. 1

Legion members in Branches from coast to coast to coast are proud to organize Remembrance Day Ceremonies in over 1400 communities across Canada. Through their Branches, the Legion perpetuates the traditions of Remembrance and ensures Canada ‘never forgets’.

Come celebrate Remembrance Day at the Legion No. 1. The traditional ceremony starts at 10:15am, followed by various activities afterwards.

 

Did we miss anything? Let us know by emailing us at getdown@downtowncalgary.com or send us a tweet @downtowncalgary!

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