Remembrance Day 2017
Sixth Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at Battalion Park
Ward 6 Councillor Jeff Davison, in collaboration with the King's Own Calgary Regiment, invites Calgarians to participate in the upcoming sixth annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at Battalion Park on Signal Hill, on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.
Battalion Park, originally named Camp Sarcee in 1915, commemorates the soldiers who trained there before going off to Europe to fight in World War I. Members of the Calgary, Lethbridge, Central Alberta and Edmonton Battalions hauled over 16,000 stones onto the hill to form the numbers 137, 113, 151 and 51, representing the regimental numbers of their Battalions. In 1991, after members of the 157 Battalion lobbied to have the stones declared a historic site, Battalion Park was opened.
"This is an important day for Calgarians to take time to appreciate the sacrifices made by our brave soldiers past and present," said Davison. "Without their sacrifice, we would not enjoy the rights and freedoms we have today."
Pedestrians are encouraged to walk to the ceremony, with access from Signal Hill Drive until 10:30 a.m. No parking is available on Signal Hill Drive S.W. Parking will be available in designated locations at the Signal Hill Shopping Centre from which attendees can walk up the stairs to the ceremony site. Attendees needing assistance can proceed to the 'Assistance Drop Off Zone' on the far east side of the Shopping Centre parking lot. From there volunteers will be able to transport attendees to the ceremony site.