100 years: Area Remembrance Day ceremonies a century after First World War

Remembrance Day ceremonies large and small will mark 100 years since the First World War ended.

In special recognition of the 100th anniversary, city hall, Muttart Conservatory, the High Level Bridge and the Alberta legislature will be lit red.

Crowds can pay their respects with veterans and service members Sunday at the following area locations, with a reminder to arrive early:

City Hall Remembrance Day Service
The City of Edmonton service will be led by the commanding officer, The Loyal Edmonton Regiment. Seating will start at 9:45 a.m. and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guests are requested to be seated no later than 10:10 a.m.

WHEN: 10:15-11:30 a.m. WHERE: Edmonton City Hall, 10025 102A Ave.

Armistice 100 Tribute at Alberta Legislature Grounds
A special ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice to end the First World War. Experience the Piling of the Drums tribute ceremony and honour guard, leave a message of peace at the John McCrae Poppy Labyrinth, see the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) and take in the many exhibits. Bring your stories and mementos to the Memory Wall.

WHEN: 11 a.m. — 21 Gun Salute; 1 p.m.–2 p.m. — Armistice 100 Tribute Ceremony. WHERE: Capital Plaza, Alberta Legislature Grounds, 10800 97 Ave.

Butterdome Ceremony
The city’s largest Remembrance Day event, guests are asked to arrive and be seated by 10 a.m. Be aware that traffic will be busy and parking will be in high demand around the Butterdome.

WHEN: 10 a.m. WHERE: Butterdome, University Of Alberta, 11440 87 Ave.

Beverly Cenotaph
Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, 11907 47 St., hosts a church service at 9:30 a.m., before parading to Beverly Memorial Cenotaph Park, 4001 118 Ave. for the ceremony at 10:50 a.m.

WHEN: 10:50 a.m. WHERE: Beverly Cenotaph, 4001 118 Ave.

West Edmonton Mall
Jasper Place Legion hosts its service in West Edmonton Mall at the Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace.

WHEN: 10 a.m. WHERE: West Edmonton Mall, Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace, 8882 170 St.

Kingsway Legion Parade and Service
Join the Kingsway Legion for its ceremonial parade, followed by its service at the cenotaph.

WHEN: 10:45 a.m. WHERE: Kingsway Legion, 14339 50 St.

Light Horse Park
The South Alberta Light Horse Regiment holds its service at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, followed by a procession to Light Horse Park where presentations and a moment of silence will take place.

WHEN: 9:45 a.m.-11 a.m. WHEN: Light Horse Park, 84 Avenue and 105 Street

1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry
PPCLI will lead a parade at Patricia Park, Griesbach.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Patricia Park, Griesbach Parade & Gault Boulevard

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