Central Albertans have many choices when it comes to honouring Canadian veterans on Remembrance Day.
Red Deer’s main service, sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion No. 35, begins at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday in the Arena, although those attending should arrive early for parking and seats.
The Red Deer Royals will perform and the Silver Cross mother will lay a wreath, followed by elected officials and numerous organization representatives. A march past of participants, with veterans bringing up the rear, is a highlight of the service.
A Veterans’ Park service sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Big Horn Unit 67 also begins at 10:30 a.m. A bugler and piper will play and cadets will stand guard around the Red Deer Cenotaph on Ross Street at 49th Avenue.
The Innisfail service starts at 10 a.m. in the Royal Canadian Legion No. 104 auditorium at 5108 49th Ave., with doors open at 9 a.m.
A luncheon will follow the event.
Lacombe’s service at the Lacombe Memorial Centre begins at 10:30 a.m., after the arrival of a veterans parade from the Royal Canadian Legion No. 79 hall at 5138 49th St.
The public is invited to attend a breakfast there from 8 to 10 a.m. with proceeds benefitting the local Poppy Fund, whose grants support many community organizations.
Following the service, the public is welcome back at the Legion hall for fellowship.
Olds’ service starts at 10 a.m. in the Olds High School gymnasium located on the Community Learning Campus. Doors open at 9:45 a.m. A march to the cemetery for wreath laying at the cenotaph will follow.
Ponoka’s event begins with a short parade to the Royal Canadian Legion No. 66 hall at 3911 Hwy 2A.
The service starts at 10:45 a.m. and is followed by a potluck lunch.
Rocky Mountain House’s service is at the Lou Soppit Community Centre starting at 10:40 a.m. with doors open at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served at the Royal Canadian Legion No. 8 hall at 4911 49th St. following the event.
Stettler’s service begins at 10:45 a.m. in the Performing Arts Centre with doors open at 9 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served after. The Royal Canadian Legion No. 59 hall at 5010 51st Ave. opens at noon with a roast beef dinner starting at 2 p.m. The meal is free to veterans, $10 for members and $12 for non-members. The canteen will also be open from 1 to 7 p.m.
Sylvan Lake’s service is in the town’s Multiplex starting at 10:30 a.m. with doors open at 10 a.m. A wreath-laying ceremony will also take place at 2 p.m. in Cenotaph Park downtown. Royal Canadian Legion No. 212 is also open for fellowship.