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Remembrance Day Service at City Hall

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Remembrance Day Service at City Hall

Lest We Forget

Remembrance Day Service

A Remembrance Day service will be held at City Hall to honour the achievements and sacrifices of those who served our country in times of war and peace.

The service will be led by the Commanding Officer of The Loyal Edmonton Regiment. His Worship, Mayor Don Iveson will also be in attendance.

Date: Tuesday November 11, 2014
Location: City Room, City Hall
Time: 10:15-10:35am

Please note: Seating in the City Room will start at 9:45am and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, there will be limited standing room. Seating must be completed no later than 10:10am, as the service will begin promptly at 10:15am.

Please note that 100 Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction on November 11 from 9am to noon to accommodate Remembrance Day Ceremonies at City Hall. Detour using 97 Street to avoid travel delays.

Wreath-laying Ceremony

Following the service in the City Room, there will be an outdoor procession to the City Hall cenotaph, where wreaths will be laid.

Date: Tuesday November 11, 2014
Location: City Hall cenotaph (outside on the City Hall Plaza)
Time: 10:55-11:30am

Please note: Spectators are asked to be in place by 10:50am and to remain clear of the cenotaph to allow room for the wreath-laying ceremony.

Remembrance Day Ceremony at the U of A Butterdome

A Remembrance Day ceremony will also take place in the Butterdome at Van Vliet Centre, University of Alberta (89 Avenue and 112 Street).  The public is asked to be seated by 10:10am, as the service will commence shortly thereafter. Join Alberta’s Lieutenant Governor, Col. (Ret’d.) Donald S. Ethell as Albertans pay their respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in Canada’s conflicts. Parking is free at the Butterdome for those attending the service.

ETS Remembrance Day Service

On Remembrance Day, Tuesday November 11, travel on Edmonton Transit is free for those in military uniform or legion dress, with a Canadian Forces identification card, or with a veteran’s card identifying the individual as a veteran.

On this day, ETS will be operating regular Saturday service with most routes starting earlier in the day with a 30 minute frequency. Industrial and some peak hour residential routes will operate on their regular weekday schedules. The ETS Customer Service Centre, including Lost & Found, will be closed on November 11.

Check the ETS Trip Planner or call BusLink at 780-496-1600 or call 311 for complete route and schedule details.

Royal Canadian Artillery Band Musical Salute at City Hall

Join the Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) Band as they perform A Musical Salute: A Tribute to Our Veterans. Admission is free.

Date:  Sunday November 9, 2014
Location: City Room, City Hall
Time: 2pm

Visit the RCA Band Facebook page for further information.

Veterans’ Week

Veterans’ Week is celebrated November 5 to 11, 2014 across Canada. There are several events in Edmonton to honour the achievements and sacrifices of those who have bravely served in our country’s military.  Please visit Veterans Affairs Canada for ceremonies being held in your area.

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