Goats Grazing near Field of Crossses

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Publication Date: August 1, 2018

The City of Calgary has hired a herd of goats to browse the grass on the heights overlooking the Field of Crosses.  This “Green solution” it is hoped will return the slopes to their original grasses. Non-native grasses and weeds are a veritable Goat buffet.  The Field of Crosses has a close partnership with the […]

Murray McCann, Field of Crosses Founder, Calgary’s citizen of the year.

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Publication Date: June 29, 2018

MURRAY MCCANN:  CITIZEN OF THE YEAR. Congratulations to Murray McCann, founder of the Field of Crosses, recently honoured by the City of Calgary as Calgary’s citizen of the Year.   Click link for Calgary Herald’s coverage. Murray McCann, founder of Field of Crosses, named Citizen of the Year  

Lt. Colonel Russell Lambert Boyle

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Publication Date: June 22, 2018

22 April, 1915,  Kitcheners' Wood, Belgium (about 3.5 km north of Ypres):  It was pitch black when the 800 Canadian soldiers of the 10th Battalion arrived.  Every soldier knew the situation was desperate and  that many of them would not see morning.  Earlier that evening, the Germans had launched the first chlorine gas attack of [...]

Sunrise and sunset ceremonies begin at Calgary’s Field of Crosses Memorial Project.

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Article Source: Global News Calgary
Publication Date: November 1, 2017

Click to watch video. Calgarians are invited to attend a series of sunrise and sunset ceremonies at the Field of Crosses Memorial Project starting on Wednesday. The annual display along Memorial Drive includes over 3,400 white crosses, each representing a southern Alberta soldier killed in action. The sunrise and sunset ceremonies run for 11 days from Nov. […]

Calgarians gather to honour fallen soldiers in ceremony leading to Remembrance Day

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Article Source: CTV News
Publication Date: November 1, 2017

Click to watch the video. For the first time this year, people gathered at the Field of Crosses on Memorial Drive in Calgary on Wednesday to pay their respects to Southern Alberta's fallen soldiers. More than 3,400 white crosses, each bearing the name of a man or woman who gave their life in service, have [...]

‘I can never imagine myself doing that’: Calgary students honour Alberta’s war dead

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Article Source: Global News Calgary
Publication Date: October 30, 2017

Click to watch video. It was a big task for staff and students from Delta West Academy: out in the chilly air Monday morning adorning 3,400 crosses with donated poppies at Calgary’s Field of Crosses on Memorial Drive. Students from kindergarten to high school grades at the school participated in the project. Some of the students are […]

Field of Crosses: Calgary Cold War vet calls latest nuclear war threat ‘ludicrous’

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Article Source: Global News Calgary
Publication Date: October 28, 2017

Click to watch the video. Dozens of volunteers were working along Memorial Drive in Calgary on Saturday, erecting the annual Field of Crosses Memorial Project. In total, 3,400 crosses are being displayed this year on to memorialize Southern Alberta soldiers who were killed in action from the Boer War through to Afghanistan. Each cross is […]

Field of Crosses honours fallen southern Alberta soldiers

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Article Source: CBC News
Publication Date: October 28, 2017

Click to watch the video. Thousands of fallen soldiers from southern Alberta are once again being honoured in the Field of Crosses in Calgary. Volunteers began work Saturday on the field, which sees the name of each southern Alberta soldier killed in action — dating back to the Boer War —  written on a white […]

Hundreds of new crosses join solemn field honouring fallen soldiers

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Article Source: Calgary Herald
Publication Date: October 28, 2017

Click to watch the video. On a calm, fall morning along the Bow River, Royal Canadian Air Force veteran Dan McLean looked on as the annual commemoration of his fallen comrades began. McLean spent Saturday morning looking over the Field of Crosses, which from Nov. 1 until Remembrance Day will see a park along Memorial Drive […]