Volunteers, Donors, Sponsors, Dignitaries

On behalf of Field of Crosses, our Founder, J. Murray McCann, and the Board of Directors we wish to thank the many hundreds of volunteers for your support of the Field of Crosses. Cleaning and preparing 3,500 crosses, installing the bases, erecting and taking down the crosses is only possible because of your dedication, passion and hard work to ensure we “NEVER FORGET“. Each November during the 11 Days of Remembrance, flag details, pipers, buglers, school choirs, honour guards and thousands of participants come to the Field of Crosses to pay tribute to the Southern Albertans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Thank you to Kinsmen Club of the Stampede City, Moodys Private Client, Mortgage Connection for their support, and to Rotary Clubs of Calgary for their support of Night of Lights.  

Thank you to the President’s Volunteer Team of St. Mary’s University for taking the lead in placing candles in front of each of the 3,500 crosses within the field and ensuring that each cross bearer receives the respect they deserve by having their name spoken out loud and commended each and every year.  We also appreciate the dedication and support provided by BJ Bjornson, Catherine Glaser-Climie and the Cantare Children’s Choir as well as Ypres 3rd CAV, the Ramji Family and Kathy Moorcraft for their unwavering support and commitment to Night of Lights and other volunteer lead roles.

Thank you to the many supporters of Field of Crosses with special thanks to:  Global News, Herc Rental Equipment, Mawer Investment Management, Tom McCabe, McCann Family Foundation, Hardy Nielsen, Sue & Mike Rose, TransAlta and Veterans Affairs Canada. You help us make the Field of Crosses a memorial tribute that is singular and unique in Canada.

Thank you to the command teams and serving members of the Canadian Forces, Calgary Fire Department, Calgary Police Service, Alberta Sheriffs, EMS and RCMP; you are invaluable partners.

Thanks to the Canadian Forces notably 41 Canadian Army Brigade, 20th Independent Field Artillery, HMCS Tecumseh; the King’s Own Calgary Regiment, Calgary Highlanders, 41 Combat Field Engineer Regiment and 15 Field Ambulance.

Special thanks to Alberta’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Salma Lakhani, for her gracious support and to Premier Jason Kenney, Past Mayor Nenshi and the City of Calgary whose partnership and support we greatly value.

Thanks to the many elected officials of all levels of government and the Calgary Consular Corps who attend our ceremonies.

Finally, to the 3rd Canadian Army Veterans – Ypres branch. You remind us how important it is to honour our veterans for their service. You make us proud to be Canadians as you loyally uphold the Canadian Army’s Motto: “Vigilamus pro te” (We stand on guard for thee)  . . . . . . We couldn’t do it without you.

The following list of Volunteers is ever changing and refreshed upon the completion of each year.

Please visit “contact us” on our website and send an email if you wish to volunteer. Visit our donate page if you wish to make a donation.

Buglers

S1 Pam Chester
Anthony Edmunds
Todd Gow
PO2 Ken Laing
PO2 Russ Middleton
MS Jordan Shepard

Cadet Groups:

Choirs & Soloists:

Leela & Akesh Aheer
Alberta Gold Chorus
Calgary Burns Club Singers
Graeme Climie
Calgary Women’s Choir
Cantare Children’s Choir
Julie Freedman Smith
Marley Gillies
Catherine Glaser-Climie
Heidi Milne

City of Calgary:

Calgary Fire Department
Calgary Parking Authority
Calgary Parks Department
Calgary Police Service
Calgary Roads
Calgary Special Events
Calgary Transit

Corporations / Supporters

CBC Radio and Television
CTV
Calgary Flames Foundation
Calgary Herald
Calgary Sun
CPS Honour Guard
Enmax Power Serv. Corp
Global News/Corus Entertainment
Herc Equipment Rental
Kinsmen Club of the Stampede City
Mawer Investment Management
Thomas McCabe
McCann Family Foundation
Moody’s Private Client Law LLP
Mortgage Connection
Hardy Neilsen
PCL Construction Mgmt
Raytheon Canada Ltd
Rotary Clubs of Calgary
Royal Canadian Legion #285
Sue & Mike Rose
Tim Hortons (Ryan MacCallum)
Trailer Wizards
Terry Tractor Serv.
TransAlta Corporation
Veterans Affairs Canada
UVS Unlimited Video Staging
Valour Canada
Gerald Wood

Photographers:

Thx for sharing your photos:
Bandi Photography
Sergei Belski Photography
with permission of
St. Mary’s University
Danielle Boudreau
Doug Brown
Kelly Eaton
Patrick Kornak
Greg Lassaline
Jill Lassaline
Tom Langlois
Tony LePrieur
Terry McDonough
Mega Pixel Imaging
Karen Rice
Susan Schalin
Arthur Wieckowski

Pipers:

Calgary Fire Dept. Pipes & Drums
Calgary Highlanders Pipes & Drums
Tammy Conacher
Ethan DesChamps
Keigan Elliott
Mike Marshall
Bill Partridge
Jim Perry
Gene Rowe
Dave Stott
Laura Stott
Stephanie West

Educational Institutions:

Delta West Academy
John G. Diefenbaker High School
Mount Royal University
Notre Dame High School
St. Francis High School
St. Mary’s University
Wildwood School

Service Groups & Clubs:

Calgary Stampede
Girl Guides of Canada
Scouts Canada
RCMP Veterans Association
Ypres 3 CAV

Flag Details:

Alberta Correctional Services
Alberta Sheriffs
Calgary Police Service
Calgary Police Service Cadets
Calgary Naval Veterans Association
Edgemont Scouts
Emergency Medical Services
King’s Own Calgary Regiment
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 285
41 Canadian Brigade Group

Volunteers:

Linda Abercrombie
Marion Andreasen
Cynthia Ashe
Diane Barth
Tara Beattie
Mary Becker
Candace Benson
BJ Bjornson
Lindsay Black
Claire Bourret
Zackary Brandson
Michelle Brindza
Doug Broszat
Kelly Broszat
Doug Brown
Ann Buckingham
Deb Burkinshaw
Killa Burkinshaw
Maya Byard
Bev Bynkoski
Neil Bynkoski
Brianna Caldwell
Cal Caldwell
Jackie Caldwell
Taylor Caldwell
Julia Chahor
Wade Chenier
Kelly Clark
Riley Clarke
Benjamin Coatham
Ethan Conroy
Emma Cook-Clarke
Carolyn Cousins
Bill Cox
Matthew Crews
Aaron Curtis
Nicholas Abou Daher
Dianne Dallaire
Gaetan Dallaire
Jo-Anne Dan
Connor Danyluk
Cynthia Danyluk
James Danyluk
Jalen Davidson
Braiden Deegan
Amanda Dickson
Leslie Diebolt
Steven Donnelly
Jillian Dowding
Jody Edwards
Lorna Edwards
Natasha Ekkel
Carrie Elliott
Steve Elliott
Roley Fawcett
Sharon Fawcett
Terry Felton
Loic Floch-Anderson
Patricia Floch-Anderson
Gordon Forbes
Peter Fortune
Kathy Freeman
Michael Gibbons
Nick Gillen
Rita Gillis
Sarah Gingrich
Fred Graham
Patricia Graham
Michael Grant
Sheri Gray
Kent Griffiths
Lyle Guard
Tim Guigue
Jane Hagel
Mark Hagel
Paige Hagel
Jonathan Hamon
Susan Hampton
Tanja Harrison
Dave Hartman
Warren Hartwell
Dreyton Hayward
Marcel Hebert
Marilynne Hebert
Erich Herchen
Asher Hodgson
Margot Hodgson
Shannen Hoffman
Teresa Hornet
Tami Hutchinson
Garrett Hykawy
Brett Inglis
Ronnalie Inglis
Christina Jahn
Kaylee James
Neil James
Riley James
Travis Juska
Donna Keen
Da’Shayne Kennedy
Richard Kimura
Corrina Klassen
Shelby Lake
Jean-Yves Lalande
Maeve Lambert
Bill Lawless
Linda Leahy
Nicholas Lemieux
Howard Leung
Lauri Los
Andrea Louise-Martyn
Jodi Lucas
Tom MacCarl
Mady MacDonald
Val MacDonald
John MacInnis
Piper MacKenzie

Volunteers Continued:

Kamel Malik
Kirat Malhotra
Noah Manz
Liz Marks
Lloyd McBurney
Judy McCormack
Ken McCormack
Bette-Jean McElroy
Pat McIlhargety
Dan McLean
Nancy McMahon
Tom McMahon
Peter McNichol
Sherry McNichol
Randy Meikle
Rathe Mokelky
Danny Moorcraft
Kathy Moorcraft
Patti Mooring
Charles Moore
Maureen Morrison
Rachele Morrison
Joienette Mouke
Dave Mueller
Liam Munroe
Naomi Murray
Caleb Nelson
Ben Nicholson
Jordan Nolan
Will O’Brien
Mike O’Connor
Patrick O’Neill
Kiefer Olthafer
Lars Olthafer
Celine Omar
Janna Parker
Michael Pasukonis
Robert Patterson
Bart Peake
Gail Peake
Bob Pearson
Liam Perrott
Delores Pilsl
Marren Pluchinski
Ryan Preston
Tressa Preston
Faraah Punjani
Bill Quinney
Joni Rabena
Adeem Ramji
Alnar Ramji
Ashir Ramji
Azim Ramji
Ravnoor Randhawa
Rose Ratliffe
Will Ratliffe
Maxim Ratnikov
Sophia Razi
Aisha Rea
Cassie Reeves
Mick Richards
Bill Richardson
Dierdre Richardson
Kayla Richardson
Jan Riddell
Nathan Rogers
Shawna Rogers
Leanne Rothenburger
Dan Saklofske
Minuet Salonga
Grayson Schalin
Susan Schalin
Kanyon Schulte
Dean Selby
Kendall Selk
Jim Sharma
Kiran Sharma
Ethan Silva
Devin Simmonds
Dionne Simmonds
Evan Simmonds
Dave Smith
Steven Sokolosky
Cam Sondergaard
Marie Sondergaard
Jim Steeves
Laurie Stilwell
Terry Stilwell
Terri Stirling
Doreen Stretch
Wayne Stretch
Cameron Struthers
Darrel Sundholm
Beverly Surridge
Scott Surridge
Wendell Tenove
Michael Thom
Steven Tkachyk
Gerald Tonellato
Rachel Vendsel
Darrin Walker
Jared Walker
Louise Walker
Michael Wear
Bev White
Jim White
Jennifer Widney
Angela Williams
Wade Williams
Jock Wilson
Mark Wilson
Sheri Wilson
Jordan Witzel
Brendan Wlad
Brody Wlad
Kristina Wlad
Brett Wolf Leg
Jamie Wood
James Wreford
Glenda Yeats
Rob Yeats

Rest Ye In Peace

Rest ye in peace, ye Flanders dead
The fight that you so bravely led
We’ve taken up.   And we will keep
True faith with you who lie asleep,
With each a cross to mark his bed,
And poppies blowing overhead,
When once his own life-blood ran red
So let your rest be sweet and deep
In flanders Fields.

Fear not that ye have died for naught;
The torch ye threw to us we caught,
Ten million hands will hold it high,
And freedom’s light shall never die!
We’ve learned the lesson that ye taught
In Flanders’ Fields.