New exercise challenge aims to raise cash for Calgary’s Field of Crosses memorial

Calgarian Jordan Witzel’s three-kilometre bike ride on Saturday was one of the first to kickstart the inaugural Field of Crosses Memorial Project fundraising campaign.

The “Exercise Freedom Together” campaign is the first of its kind to support the memorial, which honours more than 3,500 southern Alberta soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for Canadian freedoms.

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Calgary Remembers: Remembrance Day ceremony at the Field of Crosses

Hundreds of Calgarians laid poppies on small wooden crosses in the Field of Crosses on Monday, to honour those who lost their lives fighting for Canadian freedom.

Poems and prayers were recited for the crowd, wreaths were laid and the Cantare Children’s Choir led the attendees in songs of remembrance and appreciation. (more…)