Airdrie, AB

Community Application Name:

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 288

Location :

Nose Creek Valley Museum, 1701 Main Street South

Unveiling Date:

November 6, 2016. The first installation in Western Canada!

National Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials # :

Community Description:

The City of Airdrie has nearly 30,000 residents and is located approximately 13 km north of the Calgary city limits on the Queen Elizabeth II highway (a.k.a. Hwy 2). It was first established as a railway town around the 1890s during the construction of the Calgary and Edmonton Railway and it has grown to become a booming bedroom community and industrial centre today, while still maintaining a small community atmosphere.
Airdrie’s prime cultural attractions include the Nose Creek Valley Museum and the Bert Church Theatre. During the Christmas season, people from the Calgary area often visit Airdrie to enjoy their renowned Festival of Lights. The LAV III Monument project became a reality as a result of the overwhelming contributions received by Legion Branch 288 from the many local businesses and community organizations. A list of their names can be found at