Tomorrow is Remembrance Day and although it looks different this year than it has in the past, we should all take a moment to reflect, and remember the sacrifices made by the Canadian Armed Forces service members.
Since many of the ceremonies have been cancelled or moved online due to the pandemic, we have compiled a list of ceremonies which can still be attended virtually:
- The Royal Canadian Legion will be hosting their National Remembrance Day Ceremony live and online in Ottawa at the National War Memorial. Ceremony starts at 10:45am(est).
- For more information please visit their website: https://legion.ca/remembrance/remembrance-day/the-national-ceremony
City of Edmonton:
- Short, outdoor ceremony at The Plaza Cenotaph downtown on Nov. 11 (following all health mandates). https://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_events/city_hall/remembrance-day-service
- Beverly Memorial Cenotaph on Nov. 11 at 10:30am will be streamed online on their Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/beverlycenotaph) or website (https://www.nostoneleftalone.ca)
The City of Edmonton will also be honouring Remembrance Day by lighting up these locations in red: High Level Bridge, Walterdale Bridge, City Hall, Muttart Conservatory, and Rossdale Power Plant.
City of St.Albert:
– St. Albert will be hosting their ceremony virtual, please visit their website for more information https://stalbert.ca/events/calendar/community/remembrance-day/
City of Leduc:
- Will have a Cenotaph Service at the Leduc Civic Centre at 10:45am, their website states “Public are welcome to attend; we ask that anyone attending to do your best to follow pandemic protocols including physically distancing.”
- They will also be hosting a ceremony virtually here: https://www.leduc.ca/remembrance-day-ceremony-1
Town of Tofield
– They will host an indoor ceremony, limited to 100 people, along with a walk to the Cenotaph. More information can be found on their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/374917677339/permalink/10159862124217340/
Fort Saskatchewan, Strathcona County, and Sturgeon County are among those that have cancelled their Remembrance Day Ceremonies, instead they are encouraging people to attend ceremonies virtually.