Remembrance Day Service - November 11, 2019
City Hall Ceremony
A Remembrance Day ceremony 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.
Date: Monday November 11, 2019
Location: City Hall, City Room, #1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Seating will start at 9:30am and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are requested to be seated no later than 9:55am.
Following the service, there will be an outdoor procession to the City Hall Cenotaph, where wreaths will be laid.
To accommodate the Remembrance Day ceremony at City Hall, 100 Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 9am-noon on November 11. Additional closures will be in place due to Valley Line LRT construction at 99 Street, from 102 Avenue to 102A Avenue, as well as the west sidewalk. Please detour using 97 Street or 100 Street.
Parking is free on the street, and in the City Hall and Stanley A. Milner Library parkades on Remembrance Day.
ETS Remembrance Day Service
On November 11, travel on Edmonton Transit is free for veterans and active members who are in military uniform or legion dress, with a Canadian Forces or RCMP identification card, or with a Veterans' card or National Defence Record card identifying the individual as past or current military personnel.
On this day, ETS will operate at a reduced frequency during peak hours, with no school or post-secondary service. Buses and LRT will stop for a moment of silence at 11am, if it is safe to do so.
The ETS Customer Service Centre, including Lost & Found, will be closed. The DATS Customer Care Centre will be closed and all subscription bookings will be cancelled. If you need assistance, please call DATS at 780-496-4567, option 1.
Check the ETS Trip Planner, call BusLink at 780-496-1600 or call 311 for complete route and schedule details.
Light the City
The High Level Bridge, Walterdale Bridge, Muttart Conservatory, Rossdale Power Plant and City Hall will be lit in red on Remembrance Day.
Veterans' Week is celebrated across Canada from November 5-11, 2019. 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.
Virtual Cenotaph - First World War, Edmonton
Remembrance Day 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended what history knows as the First World War. Edmontonians served and sacrificed themselves for our nation in that conflict.
We have built this virtual cenotaph to pay tribute to Edmontonians who gave their lives in the First World War and to their families, some of whose names (and even Edmonton neighbourhoods) have thankfully not been lost in the passage of time.
The names of the soldiers you see are drawn from official Commonwealth War Graves Commission documents and supplied by Veterans Affairs Canada. The list is not complete, but the video you are watching does provide a compelling experience in pixels of the price paid by Edmontonians.
Lest we forget.