This year’s Remembrance Day ceremony will take place at the Shell Theatre, beginning at 10:45 a.m.
 
Like last year, the theatre offered a limited number of free reserved seats for the in-person ceremony, but all tickets have since been reserved.
 
For those attending the in-person ceremony, the Shell Theatre adheres to the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP), so you’ll either need to show proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test from the last 72 hours, or proof of medical exemption. Masks are also required inside the building.

The ceremony will also be live-streamed for anyone who cannot attend and made available on the Fort Saskatchewan Legion’s Facebook page or website.
 
Jeff Wonnick, the Fort Saskatchewan Legion's Sergeant at Arms, added that a wreath will be laid at the cenotaph at the Legion. He added that people are more than welcome to stop by, lay a wreath or pay their respects.
 
Wonnick also confirmed there would be no parade this year.
 
“We wanted to, but if we do that, we can’t control the numbers outside, and with restrictions, numbers are supposed to be controlled. So, we didn’t want to do something that would involve making a crowd,” he explained.
 
After the ceremony, everyone is welcome to come to the Legion, where they will be open for beverages, fellowship, and a silent auction. The auction is in-person only, but pictures of the auction items can be found on their Facebook page.
 
In Bruderheim, people will gather at the cenotaph beginning at 10:30 a.m., there will also be a live stream of their ceremony on the town’s Facebook page. Gibbons is the only other town in the area to have announced a ceremony, at 11 a.m., people will gather for a ceremony at the cenotaph at the Gibbons Legion at 5027 50 St.
 
2021 marks the 100th year of the Remembrance Poppy in Canada. The practice began in 1921 when French Teacher Madame Anna Guérin had the idea to distribute poppies to raise money for veterans in need.
 
The practise caught on quickly, and since then, the Legion and its members have upheld this tradition of remembrance.