Where to join Remembrance Day events in Calgary

Where to join Remembrance Day events in Calgary
Bells of Peace to ring out, marking 100 years since end of WW I
The country is set to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War on Remembrance Day this Sunday.

There are a number of events planned throughout Toronto to mark the occasion and remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect Canada.

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“It has been 100 years since the guns of the Great War fell silent but the act of remembrance remains crucially important. We must never forget the courage and sacrifice made by our veterans,” Mayor John Tory said in a press release.

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“I encourage all Toronto residents to take a moment this week to honour all those who have served our country and all those who continue to serve to protect the freedoms that we enjoy today.”

Remembrance Day is a federal statutory holiday in three territories: Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut and in six provinces including, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

On Saturday at 10:30 a.m., Mayor Tory, Ontario Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell and members of the Canadian Armed Forces will gather for a re-dedication ceremony of Coronation Park. The park, located at 711 Lake Shore Boulevard, is a war memorial that recently underwent renovations.

This year has added significance as we mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended the First World War,” Royal Canadian Legions Dominion President, Thomas D. Irvine, CD tells us.

An estimated 47,500 Canadian flags will be placed on the ground of Sunnybrook Hospital on Sunday morning as a part of Operation Raise a Flag.

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 1:44 PM – Each November poppies are worn by millions of Canadians to remember those who fought for our country. Its a tradition Canadians have upheld since 1921.

The campaign is asking people to donate $25 to have a Canadian flag placed on Sunnybrook grounds. The initiative raises funds for the hospital’s veterans facility and shows support for the veterans who reside there. The hospital holds this event every year.

It also says that it sells them to commemorate those of all nationalities who have died in war, rather than only those from Britain and the Commonwealth like red poppies do. Some 119,555 white poppies have been sold so far in 2018, beating the previous record of 110,000 sold in 2015.

Beginning at 10:10 a.m. Sunday, members of the Canadian Armed Forces will parade starting at Union Station. Then 500 members will march north on University Avenue, symbolizing soldiers returning from the First World War.

The parade will split, with 250 members going east towards the Remembrance Day ceremony that is taking place starting at 10:45 a.m. at Old City Hall.

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At sunset Sunday (4:56 p.m.) bells across Toronto will ring 100 times to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. The initiative is led by the Royal Canadian Legion and the Government of Canada. A number of churches are expected to take part, as well as city buildings and other organizations.

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There are going to be several Remembrance Day ceremonies around the city Sunday, with most beginning at 10:45 a.m. The largest ceremony occurs every year at Old City Hall.

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As the sun sets across Newfoundland on Nov. 11, a special afternoon ceremony is taking place to mark the end of the First World War.

The survey found plans were relatively consistent across demographics, with millennial respondents expressing the most consistent enthusiasm for attending Remembrance Day events. It found 41 per cent of 18- to 34-year-olds polled planned to attend, compared to 40 per cent of respondents over 55 and 38 per cent of participants between 35 and 54.

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"This is our way of sort of finalizing the war," said Berkley Lawrence, president of the Royal Canadian Legion, Newfoundland and Labrador Command.

From a very different stance, Manchester United footballer Nemanja Matic has movingly explained why he wont wear the poppy during this weekends derby match against City (it reminds him of the NATO bombing of the former Yugoslavia when he was growing up there in the 1990s). And elsewhere, pundits and the public are debating – as they do every year – the fine details of poppy etiquette: who should wear it, who cant wear it, and for how long prior to Remembrance Sunday should it be worn.

Throughout the last four years, Lawrence said there have been a number of special ceremonies to commemorate the 100th anniversaries of various battles — like Beaumont-Hamel — during World War I.

As such, the origins of the poppy are linked to some of the other symbols of remembrance produced by official culture in the post-1918 period: the Cenotaph, the grave of the Unknown Warrior and the cemeteries established overseas by the Imperial War Graves Commission (now the Commonwealth War Graves Commission). The sincere (and well meant) statements of the British Legion notwithstanding, there has always been a political side to the poppy.

"When you ring a church bell in a town, it signifies something significant is happening, so everybody is to come to answer the bell go to the church, go to the town hall, wherever, and that means there's a gathering," he told CBC's St. John's Morning Show.

"So if you did that during the war, that would signify to the enemy that there's a gathering somewhere so what a perfect place to attack, to drop a bomb," he said. "So consequently, church bells were silent until Nov. 11, 1918."

As the first world war fades further away in time, one way to keep remembering those who died in this conflict has been to progressively include the commemoration of the dead of more recent conflicts in Remembrance Day ceremonies, as is the case in the US, the UK and France. The commemoration therefore remains relevant to a larger population but also prevents the multiplication of special days for official state commemorations.

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When the war ended, and they were allowed to ring the bells once again, "they rang them loudly," Lawrence said.

Remembrance Day was also used to protest against war in general. Some mourners and veterans refused to attend official commemorations. In doing so, they showcased their anger at the state-sanctioned carnage that the first world war had been. In France and Belgium in the 1920s and 1930s, for instance, large pacifist movements used Remembrance Day and some war memorials to stress the futility of war and nationalism.

This Sunday, in addition to morning ceremonies and events throughout Remembrance Day, Lawrence said legions across the country have organized co-ordinated sunset ceremonies. In Newfoundland and Labrador, 4:29 p.m. is the designated time.

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"Even though sunset might be a little different in Port aux Basques than in St. John's, we're asking everybody to do it at the same time."

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 2:59 PM – Each year, millions of Canadians pay their respects to those lost in combat by placing a poppy as close to their hearts as possible. Poppy Fund donation boxes can be found at various locations across the country.

Lawrence, as well as various government officials, will be hosting the ceremony at the War Memorial in downtown St. John's Sunday afternoon, starting around 4 p.m. before the bells ring and a 21-gun salute rings out on Signal Hill.

Remembrance Day is a federal statutory holiday in three territories: Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut and in six provinces including, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

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