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We’ve almost made it to the weekend! If you’re looking for ways to pay your respects on Remembrance Day tomorrow, we have a round-up of events from across the city.
We also have an exciting event of our own to share. As part of our project on student housing, the Journal will be hosting a Student Housing Forum and Pizza Party on Nov. 27!
Our journalist-in-residence, Christina Frangou, will lead a discussion with students and experts on the housing crisis at Pizza Bob’s. All are welcome to attend, as well as indulge in free pizza!
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With Remembrance Day taking place this Saturday, we’ve rounded up a few services and events you can partake in this weekend to help memorialize our country’s veterans.
The Military Museums: Join the museum for their service at 10:30 am online or in person. Additionally, you can tour the museum afterwards, taking in the military history of Canada.
Field of Crosses: Be sure to check out the Field of Crosses on Memorial Drive and tour around the site. You can also join them for Night of Lights on Nov. 10 as they burn lanterns from sunset to sunrise in front of all 3,620 crosses. Their Nov. 11 service will be at 10:10 am.
Studio Bell: Observe Remembrance Day at Studio Bell from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm as well as attend their service at 10:40 am, featuring Central Alberta Chamber Players, world class bagpiper Bill Hawes, and singer-songwriter Steve Jevne.
The Hangar Flight Museum: Join The Hangar Flight Museum for their annual service on the 11th at 10:30 am. You can also stream the service online through CTV.
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