KMA Recognizes the Centenary of the Great War with a Cenotaph Talk and Tour

Release date: 
November 7, 2018

 Remembrance Day, 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War (1914-1918). In honour of this milestone, Kamloops Museum & Archives (KMA) and the Kamloops Chinese Cultural Association will be hosting a special event at the Kamloops Cenotaph in Memorial Hill Park from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

The presenters will discuss the history of the Kamloops Cenotaph and Cairn, including its 2016 restoration, as well as the story of Frederick Lee, a Rocky Mountain Ranger of the 172nd Battalion who fought and died in a pivotal WW1 battle, the Battle of Hill 70.

KMA is also excited to unveil the first signs to be installed as part of the City of Kamloops Veteran Street Sign project, which was approved by Council earlier this year. These signs will honour our veterans by adding a poppy symbol to street signs bearing the names of our fallen heroes.

Memorial Hill Park is located at 174-300 Battle Street. People of all ages are welcome. For more information on the Centenary or City of Kamloops heritage projects, visit Kamloops.ca/HeritageProjects.