Armistice 100: A Tribute

Sunday, November 11, 2018
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM: WW1 Tribute Ceremony
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Exhibits and activities
Alberta Legislature Plaza, Centennial Plaza

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

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. 

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,  photos, momentos of your family connection to the Great War, see the Lord Strathcona Horses and corral, be part of the Menin Gate “Piling of the Drums” ceremony and walk the John McCrae Poppy Labyrinth and leave a message for the next 100 years, view WW1 exhibits. Collect a replica of the Edmonton Bulletin WW1 front page. And yes, there will be tanks and a 21 gun salute! 

WW1 21 Gun Salute


Sunday, November 11, 2018
11:00 AM
Alberta Legislature Grounds, southside of building

The Bells of Armistice


Sunday, November 11, 2018
12:30 PM MST

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.