Listed here are the Edmonton Remembrance Day occasions

Commemorations in Edmonton will look different again this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, there are still opportunities for residents to honor those who lost their lives.

Two of the premier Remembrance Day events in Edmonton, ceremonies at the University of Alberta Butterdome in Edmonton and the Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, have been canceled.

Most Remembrance Day events are held virtually. We’ve put together where to see them in and around Edmonton.

According to the city of Edmonton, there will be no formal ceremony in the town hall cenotaph this year; however, a short ceremony takes place outside at the cenotaph in the town hall square.

The ceremony in Town Hall Square will take place at 10:40 a.m. and guests in attendance are requested to comply with all currently applicable public health restrictions, including maintaining physical distance from other households.

Several of the city’s landmarks will light up red on Memorial Day, including the High Level Bridge, City Hall, Muttart Conservatory, and Rossdale Power Plant.

Local public transport is also free on November 11 for veterans, active service members, and RCMP officers.

As a tribute to all Canadian veterans, all buses and LRTs in town also stop for one minute at 11 a.m.

There are also no ceremonies held in Edmonton’s municipal cemeteries on Memorial Day.

The Beverly Memorial Cenotaph will broadcast its ceremony on Facebook Live this year instead of hosting a personal event.

Those interested in learning more about Edmonton’s military history can also plan a visit to the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum, which is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.

The Jewish Federation of Edmonton is also hosting a personal outdoor ceremony in the Edmonton Jewish Cemetery. The ceremony starts at 10 a.m.

Leduc will host a virtual and personal ceremony at 10:30 am at the Leduc Civic Center.

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