November 1, 2021

Service of Remembrance at the Alberta Legislature - Online Event

Category: Events News

EDMONTON – The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, the Honourable Nathan Cooper, will host the annual service of remembrance online on Wednesday, November 3. The ceremony will be live streamed from the Legislature rotunda beginning at 11 a.m.

“We owe an immeasurable debt to the brave men and women of the Armed Forces who fought under unimaginable conditions to help secure the rights, freedoms and peace that we enjoy today,” said Speaker Cooper. “The service of remembrance gives us time to reflect upon and recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by our soldiers and honours those who lost their lives in the line of duty.”

The program will include remarks by the Honourable Jason Kenney, MLA, Premier of Alberta, and Rachel Notley, MLA, Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition.

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Legion Kingsway Branch, the South Alberta Light Horse, and the Salvation Army will participate in the ceremony, and wreaths will be laid by the Royal Canadian Legion, Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, the youth of Alberta and, on behalf of Members of the Legislative Assembly, by the Honourable Ric McIver and MLA David Eggen.

A veteran officer from the Kingsway Legion will read a poem to mark the 100th anniversary of the Remembrance Poppy in Canada.

The safety of Members, staff and guests remains a top priority. Albertans are invited to watch the live broadcast streamed on as well as on the Legislative Assembly’s TwitterFacebook and YouTube channels. Media are encouraged to access the live feed or request a download link following the event.

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Jeanette Dotimas
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Legislative Assembly of Alberta
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