With the Halloween season coming to a conclusion with trick-or-treating tonight, it’s time to look forward to the next holiday. On November 11th, we recognize Remembrance Day here in Edmonton AB and across Canada as a whole. If you’re wondering where to observe a service or attend an event for the holiday, to pay your respects and honor all of those who have fallen, then we’ve got a short list of ideas for you to consider.
Remembrance Day Ceremony at the U of A Butterdome
Perhaps one of the biggest services in the city, the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the University of Alberta Butterdome will be occurring again this year, from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Remembrance Day – November 11th. Located at the Butterdome at Van Vliet Centre (89 Avenue and 112 Street), the event will be held indoors and hosted by the Alberta Lieutenant Governor. You can watch the video below for an idea of what the ceremony is like, as it is a recording from the 2009 holiday.
Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum
The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum will be hosting a Remembrance Day Service on the actual day as well. Located at the Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre, the museum will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Alongside a short remembrance ceremony, a minute of silence will be observed at 11:00 with a small reception right after.
Lighting the High Level Bridge
And finally, also on the actual Remembrance day, you won’t want to miss the lighting of the High Level Bridge. Outfitted with 60,000 LED bulbs, the bridge is now lit every night, but on Remembrance Day the lights will be lit up red instead of the standard colors.
We’ll be observing the holiday as well, so we hope you decide to attend at least one of these events. And from everyone here at Go Toyota on the Trail, we’d like to thank all of those who have given their lives protecting us and those who continue to make such a risk.