Published on November 10, 2021

Remembrance Day 2021 Ceremony by Invitation Only

The 2021 Remembrance Day Ceremony will be going ahead as an invitation-only event, for the second year in a row. In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure adherence to all provincial public health measures, the St. Albert Legion Branch #271 will be hosting a small, private event that will be streamed live on the City of St. Albert’s YouTube channel, with a link available on the City’s Community Calendar. The City and the Legion both encourage you to tune in to the ceremony that will honour all who have fallen in the service of their country (details on the event are outlined below). 

Members of the public who wish to visit the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day to pay their respects are asked to wait until after the official ceremony has concluded in order to ensure the health and safety of all in attendance at the private event. If you do wish to visit, please ensure you follow all provincial public health measures in place at the time of your visit.

Please Consider Additional Ways to Recognize Remembrance Day:

  • Wear a poppy
  •  Watch the National Ceremony coverage
  • Stop at 11 a.m. on November 11 and observe two minutes of silence
  • Continue to work for peace within your community and beyond

Did you know 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Remembrance Poppy in Canada?

Many are familiar with ‘In Flanders Fields’, a poem written by Canadian officer John McCrae that describes the aftermath and sacrifice of the First World War. Yet, not so familiar is the woman who, inspired by the 1915 poem, campaigned to make the poppy a symbol of Remembrance. Her name was Anna Guérin and in 1921, she paved the way to what is now called the Poppy Campaign, a national initiative that collects donations to support Veterans and their families within the communities where the donations are made. Her work “left a deep-rooted legacy for generations to come…” and you can read more about her and the history of the poppy here.

Ceremony Details:

  • When: Thursday, November 11, 2021
  • Where: Cenotaph, located beside St. Albert Place
  • Start Time: 11 a.m.
  • Live Streaming: via the City YouTube Channel

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Last edited: November 26, 2021