Bells of Peace on Remembrance Day

On November 11, bells will ring out across Canada to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

In Canmore both the Ralph Connor Memorial United Church and Saint Michael's Anglican Church will ring their bells 100 times, at the going down of the sun 4:59 pm.  

The ringing of bells emulates the moment in 1918 when church bells across Europe tolled as four years of war had come to an end.

On November 11, 1918 … church bells rang out spontaneously across the country to celebrate the signing of the “Armistice.” After four brutal years … and so many young men and women dead or injured…the First World War was officially over.

One hundred years ago, relief and joy swept our land. On November 11 at sundown in Canmore at 4:59 pm Ralph Connor Memorial United Church and Saint Michael’s Anglican Church will commemorate Armistice 100.  We will mark the occasion through the Royal Canadian Legion Bells of Peace ceremony.

On November 11, 2018 … our bells will toll 100 times. With each peal, we will remember the close to 66-thousand Canadians and Newfoundlanders at that time, who were killed in the First World War … the 172-thousand wounded … and the countless others who suffered invisible yet painful wounds.

This Ceremony will be happening at sunset (local time) across Canada, United States, Europe and
When you hear the bells toll on November 11, take a moment to pause and remember all those who served and sacrificed.

We will remember them.

For services in Canmore on November 11 please visit

An International Celebration

Belgium, a human chain was formed on the waterfront with 6000 people linking hands. The chain was 21 km long. Small boats with the name of a person who died during the war were sent out to sea. 

Paris, Tribute to the sacrifice made by war animals is marked by a monument. 1.1 million horses died in the great war.

For more memorial and tributes world wide visit 

In Europe on November 11 there will be a series of events on Centenary of Armistice

On 11 November there will be a series of events to mark the centenary of the Armistice, including a commemorative service at St Symphorien Cemetery near Mons, Belgium, where the war began in 1914 and where the first and last casualties of the battle lie.

The National Service of Remembrance at London’s Cenotaph will follow traditional lines, as it remembers the fallen of all conflicts, but the march-past which follows will be expanded.
During the day, church and other bells will ring out as they did at the end of the First World War, and government funding is supporting the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers to recruit 1,400 ringers – the number lost during the war.

The day will end with a service at Westminster Abbey, London, along with others in Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast, to give thanks for peace and those who returned.

4 ways to keep your Poppy on your jacket.

1. Use the pin to go through the material of your jacket then back through the leaf of the poppy.
2. Use a pencil eraser end or an earing back to put on the end of the poppy pin.
3. Glue the black centre of the poppy onto an old fan pin and use this to hold your poppy on.
4. Purchase the new Poppy with better a clip on it.

You can also purchase a digital Poppy that you dedicate to someone who embodies the values they fought for.

Time to Downhill Ski Starting this Friday!

A dusting of snow in may have some mountain lovers thinking about dusting off their ski and snowboard gear and if so, they’re in luck.

Sunshine Village, Nakiska Ski Area and Lake Louise will be opening for the season on Friday, November 9.

“The conditions are looking good,” Sunshine communications and brand manager Kendra Scurfield said Tuesday.

“We have a base of around 60 centimetres, a bit more, and more snow is expected. Our team has been working really hard to pack down all the snow that we can so that we can open as much terrain as possible.”

Not every run will be open, but Scurfield said Strawberry Run, as well as the hotel and some food and drink services, will be available.

Sunshine will also offer free skiing for all veterans and military personnel as a way to say “thank you” over the Remembrance Day weekend.

Nakiska also announced Tuesday it would be opening with “early season conditions” on Friday.

“Given Nakiska’s location, Calgary’s closest mountain, you can work in the morning and make first turns in the afternoon this Friday,” Matt Mosteller said.

The ski resort said in a news release it would stay open through weekends until the hill’s official opening on Nov. 30, when the runs will be open seven days a week.

Nakiska said in a news release it would stay open through weekends until the hill’s official opening on Nov. 30, when the runs will be open seven days a week. It will open at 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

The hill at Sunshine will open Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., with the gondola operating 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Scurfield said there will be parking at Sunshine Village, adding skiers and snowboarders can catch a shuttle to the hill from Banff at several locations throughout the town.

Lake Louise is also opening on Friday, November 9th. 

Get ready, here comes winter and another amazing season of skiing and riding at the Lake Louise Ski Resort! Join us at 9:00am on Friday, November 9th when the first chair of the season departs the base area.

Who's going to be camped out or first in line? Who's going to have the best outfit? Who's going to spread the most stoke? Make it the Lake on opening day and find out!

Free awesome swag giveaways from THE NORTH FACE for the first 100 people in line at Glacier Chair! It's the TNF Opening Day Takeover! Be there.

Season Opener Party
Get your early season stoke on and join us for our annual Season Opener Party on Sunday, November 18th! DJs, raffle prizes & drink specials in the Sitzmark Lounge! The grand prize draw is a 2018/19 Adult Season Pass!

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