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Second Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at Battalion Park

November 07, 2013 5:00 PM | Leann Hackman-Carty

Calgary, 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.

Battalion 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.

“This 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.”

Pedestrians 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.

For more information, including a map of the event site, please visit calgary.ca/ward6.

 

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Media & on-site contact for the event is:

Richard Pootmans

Ward 6 Councillor

Phone: 403-875-7406

Email: Richard.pootmans@calgary.ca

 

For public inquiries on the event, contact:

The Ward 6 Office

Guillaume Remond

Phone: 403-268-1035

Email: ward06@calgary.ca  Website: calgary.ca/ward6

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