Remembrance Day

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Remembrance Day Ceremony 

10:45 a.m. on November 11

 This year, the ceremony will be a hybrid and there are 2 ways to participate:

  1.  Attend in Person. You are welcome to attend the indoor event in person at the Chestermere Recreation Centre (201 West Chestermere Drive). 
  2. Watch Online: The ceremony will be live-streamed at www.facebook.com/cityofchestermere and anyone is welcome to watch virtually. 

Program 

A Veterans’ March will take place prior to the ceremony. Any veterans interested in participating are welcome to meet in the lobby of the Rec Centre at 10:15 a.m.. 

The official program will begin at 10:45 a.m. 

    • March on of the Colours - Piper 
    • O Canada
    • Welcome
    • Homily & Prayer
    • Last Post – Trumpeter               
    • Two minutes of silence
    • Piper’s Lament
    • The Rouse – Trumpeter
    • Act of Remembrance
    • Address by the Mayor
    • Address by MLA
    • Laying of Government and Official wreaths
    • Announcements & Acknowledgements
    • God Save the King

Additional Ways to Honour our Veterans 

  •  Visit after the ceremony
    • After the service the Cenotaph will remain open from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. to the public for those who would like to lay a wreath and give their respect.
  • Show your support by decorating your windows with poppies or having your children complete a workbook. 
  • Donate to the Veteran’s Food Bank.
    • Monetary donations are encouraged and will be accepted by the Veterans Foodbank. Cash and cheque donations will be accepted. Please make cheques payable to the Veteran's Food Bank (#10 820 28 Street NE Calgary). Phone: (403) 367-8387. 
    • Collection boxes for non-perishable food items will be available on site.

       

  • Purchase a wreath from the Royal Canadian Legion.
    • Wreaths are available for purchase from: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 1 (116 - 17 Avenue S.E. Calgary, (403) 266-5752, rcl1@main.shaw.ca). 
        • 8" Wreath $35.00
        • 14" Wreath $60.00
        • 20" Wreath $85.00
        • 24" Wreath $130.00
        • Ribbon Inscription $25.00.
    • Deadline for ordering is November 9th


  • veterans bannerPurchase a veterans banner
    • If you'd like to purchase a banner to honour a Veteran, the application is open May 1, 2022 - Sept. 1, 2022 through the links below. Banners will be hung at Anniversary Park leading up to and for our Remembrance Day Service.

      Any applications received after the deadline will be held for the next year's printing.

    • Apply here & pay with Cheque or Credit card

    • Apply here & pay online with PayPal

Contact
For more information about the Remembrance Day ceremony please email the Events Coordinator or call (403) 207-7050