AB: Ward 6 Councillor Richard Pootmans, in collaboration with the King’s
Own Calgary Regiment, invites Calgarians to participate in the upcoming second
annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at Battalion Park in Signal Hill on Monday,
November 11th at 10:30am.
Park, originally named Camp Sarcee in 1915, commemorates the soldiers who
trained there before going off to Europe to fight in World War I. Members of
the Calgary, Lethbridge, Central Alberta and Edmonton battalions hauled over
16,000 stones onto the hill to form the numbers 137, 113, 151 and 51,
representing the regimental numbers of their battalions. In 1991, after members
of the 157 Battalion lobbied to have the stones declared a historic site,
Battalion Park was opened.
is an important day for Calgarians to take some time to appreciate the
sacrifices made by our brave soldiers past and present,” said Pootmans. “Taking
part in the ceremony at this historic military training site makes the day even
more significant for those in attendance.”
are encouraged to walk to the ceremony, with access from Signal Hill Drive
until 10:30am (no parking is available on Signal Hill Drive SW). Parking will
be available in designated locations at the Signal Hill Shopping Centre from
which attendees can walk up the stairs to the ceremony site. Attendees needing
assistance can proceed to the ‘Assistance Drop Off Zone’ on the far east side
of the Shopping Centre parking lot. From there, volunteers will transport
attendees to the ceremony site.
more information, including a map of the event site, please visit calgary.ca/ward6.
Media & on-site contact for the event is:
For public inquiries on the event, contact:
Ward 6 Office
firstname.lastname@example.org Website: calgary.ca/ward6