Key events of the First World War are being commemorated by allied countries around the world, including Britain, France, Australia and Canada throughout the 2014 – 2018 time period. The Government of Canada will be honouring important milestones in Canadian history in the lead up to the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation in 2017.
The commemoration represents an opportunity for all Canadians to reflect on our country’s military history, and particularly those who made tremendous sacrifices during the First World War. Esquimalt is participating in this remembrance through a variety of events and initiatives, including:
- The restoration of the Memorial Park Trophy Guns;
- The installation of a First World War remembrance plaque at Lampson School;
- A banner display to honour WW1 war hero and former Esquimalt resident Rowland Bourke; and,
- A World War 1 commemoration banner "World War 1 and the Township of Esquimalt"
For more information on Canada’s commemoration plans, visit the Veteran Affairs Canada website.