On November 11th at the Alberta Legislature, Capital Plaza, Edmonton will commemorate the centennial anniversary of THE ARMISTICE. A Tribute to mark the end of the First World War. The event will be a remarkable experience for all ages.

Join us for a day of commemoration and celebration

Armistice 100 Tribute Ceremony at the Alberta Legislature, Capital Plaza from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • A WW1 Tribute Ceremony featuring The Loyal Edmonton Regiment at the Alberta Legislature Plaza.

  • Bring your family’s WW1 stories and share them at the WW1 Memory Wall

  • Visit with WW1 soldier interpreters and hear their stories of the Great War and their homecoming

  • Visit the tanks!

  • See the Lord Strathcona Regiment Horses and Corral

  • Walk the John McCrae Poppy Labyrinth and leave a message for the next 100 years

  • See the Menin Gate: Re-imagined

  • Explore exhibits at the Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre plaza and pavilion. 

  • Collect the WW1 Edmonton Bulletin – the “original” homepage - a reproduction of our city’s first newspaper front page

  • Listen for the Bells of Armistice, rung throughout Alberta

 

EVENTS


A defining moment for Canada: Share your WW1 story

Share your mementos and stories of WW1. What family memories, trips, or letters, personal items do you have for the Great War? Items like recipes, buttons, medals, clothing, uniforms, a family photo of a relative who served in the war… take a picture of a memento and submit your story.


CONTEST

Share your Alberta WW1 Story

Enter the Spirit of Peace contest & win $1,000. Share your story of WW1 hometown and homefront heroes. All Alberta grade 10-12 students are eligible. 

Enter now →

BOOK

The Frontier of Patriotism: Alberta and the First World War

The Frontier of Patriotism: Alberta and the First World War, co-edited by historians and authors Adriana Davies and Jeff Keshen, provides information about the war front and the home front. Many letters, diaries and memoirs describe the horrors of war  but also a commitment to serve  king and country.

Download the PDF →

 

Vimy Cards & Soldier stories

Young men from across Canada, including many from Edmonton, fought in this defining battle.


WW1 Blog: Leaving/Battle/Homecoming