On November 11, 2018, the Government of Alberta and the City of Edmonton will commemorate Armistice and the end of the First World War with an official ceremony and family activities. 

Armistice Tribute Ceremony

PATRON: Her Honour Lois E. Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

The ceremony will include the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Honour and Colour Guard “Piling of the Drums” Ceremony with the re-imagined Menin Gate, the Loyal Edmonton Regiment band and Drumline, the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) Mounted Troop and corral along with a three-part story of Leaving/Battle/Homecoming.

Rebecca Lappa will be in attendance bringing her musical talent to the event along with the Bells of Concordia Ensemble.

Step back in time and step into history.  

Come and experience the end of the First World War as Albertans did 100 years ago. The event will be a remarkable experience for all ages. 

Bring your stories and mementos of the Great War to The Memory Wall, see the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) Mounted Troop and corral, walk the John McCrae Poppy Labyrinth and leave a message of peace for the next 100 years. And yes, there will be a military tank, exhibits and a 21 gun salute!  

*This is an outdoor event, dress for the weather!

Bells to ring out as the World says Thank You.

This November 11, throughout Alberta, cities, towns, communities, neighbourhoods, all people are being encouraged to ring bells around the province. As news of the Armistice spread, church bells, which had fallen silent across the nation during the First World War, rang out in celebration. This global project is seeking to replicate the spontaneous outpouring of relief that took place in 1918.

Bell ringing will take place after Remembrance Day Services on November 11, 2018, the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Throughout the world, bells of all kinds - church, civic buildings, military or any other - are invited by the British Government with the support of the German Government to ring out at the following times:

  • Bells in Alberta are invited to ring at 12.30pm local MST time

  • In other provinces and countries observing GMT and CET are invited to ring at 12.30hrs GMT (13.30hrs CET)

The Armistice 100 yeg Committee is supporting this global initiative that is spearheaded by DCMS in the UK. 

To register your “Bells of Armistice” submit the form on the Bells page.