On November 11th, 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.

  • A WW1 Tribute Ceremony with Loyal Edmonton Honour Guard 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


A defining moment for Canada: Share your WW1 story


WW1 Blog: Leaving/Battle/Homecoming


Vimy Cards & Soldier stories

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


VIDEO

Remembering Vimy

Join your fellow Canadians in honouring the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Watch the video →

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.

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