Category Archives: Plaque unveiling ceremony

Grande Prairie AB plaque unveiling

On Friday Robert Steven (left), culture and heritage manager with the City of Grande Prairie and Chris Warkentin, MP for the Peace Country, unveiled a plaque recognizing the passing of 100 years since Canada utilized the War Measures Act to intern persons of Ukrainian and German decent. The plaque is displayed in Grande Prairie Museum’s Heritage Village. Laura Booth/Daily Herald-Tribune

Oshawa plaque unveiling

Commemorating 100th anniversary of Canada’s internment operations

Celia Klemenz / Metroland

OSHAWA — Oshawa Mayor John Henry, left, and Walter Kish, president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Oshawa Branch, unveiled a plaque at Oshawa City Hall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Canada’s internment operations. Durham MP Erin O’Toole looked on. The operations saw 8,000 Ukrainian and other European Canadians kept in 24 camps between 1914 and 1920 across Canada under the 1917 War Time Elections Act. The plaque was one of 100 unveiled across Canada on this date. August 22, 2014

Brandon MB plaque unveiling

Journal photos by Jordan Wasilka

Coun. Corey Roberts (Rosser), Chair of the Brandon Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, and Father Michael Skrumeda unveil the new World War I Internment Camp remembrance plaques at the Brandon Police Services station on Victoria Ave. on Friday, Aug. 22.