St. Albertan's will have multiple opportunities to pay their respects this Remembrance Day weekend.
1. City's Remembrance Day Ceremony
The City of St. Albert's annual Remembrance Day Ceremony will take place Saturday morning starting at 10:30 a.m.
The ceremony will take place at the St. Albert Cenotaph on St. Anne Street, however a parade will take place before-hand starting at the Royal Canadian Legion on Taché Street.
The St. Albert Legion is inviting the public to an open house for further remembrance and reflection after the ceremony.
The City of St. Albert website lists the following road closures from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday:
- Taché Street closed from Sir Winston Churchill Avenue to St. Anne Promenade
- St. Anne Promenade closed from Taché Street to St. Anne Street
- St. Anne Street closed from Perron Street to Sir Winston Churchill Avenue
- St. Thomas Street from St. Joseph Street to St. Anne Street
Attendees are asked to arrive early.
2. Remembering Vimy Ridge at the Arden Theatre
Juno-nominees The Fugitives will be performing Ridge, a part concert part theatrical show in tribute to those who lost their lives in the Battle of Vimy Ridge on Saturday night at the Arden Theatre.
The Fugitives will perform their 2020 album The Trenches, and interspersed will be a narrative story-telling, including that of Indigenous veterans and their experiences at Vimy Ridge.
Tickets cost $39.25 and can be purchased on the Arden Theatre's website. The show is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.
3. Steel Spirit exhibition at St. Albert Place
While downtown for the city's Remembrance Day Ceremony, residents will have their last opportunity to take in the Steel Spirit art exhibition in the lobby of St. Albert Place.
The exhibition showcases the art of 15 military personnel, both those who currently serve and veterans.
The exhibit includes multiple artistic mediums, including paintings, sculptures, poetry, and fibre art.
“Paintings and sculptures won’t stop missiles. But art is still a powerful tool that members of the military use to express moods, emotions, and a variety of other psychological states,” the Gazette's arts and entertainment reporter Anna Borowiecki wrote about the exhibition last month.
4. Gnome workshop at the Enjoy Centre
On Sunday the Salisbury Greenhouse in the Enjoy Centre is hosting a gnome-making workshop starting at 10:00 a.m.
“In this Gnomes class, we'll guide you through the process of crafting your very own gnome companions,” the event's website reads. “[Workshop hosts will] guide you every step of the way, ensuring you're off to a fantastic start. From hands-on demonstrations to expert tips and tricks on taking care of your creation!”
“Get ready to dive into creativity, learn new skills, and have a blast!”
Tickets are $20 and all necessary materials will be made available and for purchase during the workshop.