Remembrance Day 2018

Remembrance Day 2018
Posted on 11/06/2018

Saddle Hills County Council and staff wish to honour and commemorate Remembrance Day, November 11 and stand with all Canadians in memory of all who have fallen in the military service of their country.

In order to provide the opportunity for Saddle Hills County residents who wish to participate in Remembrance Day ceremonies to do so, we have listed below the services which will be taking place in the G5 communities of the Central Peace.

Town of Spirit River

Centennial Hall 10:45 a.m.



Village of Rycroft:

Rycroft Community Hall. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. Ceremony starts at 10:45 a.m. with luncheon to follow.

Potluck dinner at Rycroft Legion #224 on November 11, at 6 p.m. Meat and potatoes are provided, bring your favorite dish to share. $15/ person or $25/couple. To purchase tickets or volunteer, call Barry at 780-831-7828. No Minors.



Birch Hills County

Eaglesham: Eaglesham Hall. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. Ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. Placement of wreaths to follow the ceremony. A hot luncheon will be provided free of charge but a donation is much appreciated.

Persons wishing to visit the trenches prior to the ceremony may do so between 8:00 am and 9:00 am at Eaglesham Park (Ag fairgrounds). Anyone wishing to lay a wreath, please speak with Mike the morning of the ceremony. A small donation to the poppy fund is appreciated but not required.

Wanham: Service at the cenotaph at 10:50 a.m. Coffee and snacks at senior center following the ceremony.


Remembrance Day


The Royal Canadian Legion

The national ceremony will be held at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, where Canadians will be standing in collective Remembrance of all who have fallen in the military service of their country.



The most sacrosanct and central element in Remembrance is the Two Minutes of Silence. During this time of reflection, Canadians pause to honour, thank and remember our Fallen.