Currie Memorial Unveiling Event

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The community is invited to help us celebrate the completion of the General Sir Arthur Currie Memorial project on Monday, August 4, 2014.

The event starts at 12:30pm, and will include a cadet parade, band performances, military re-enactor demonstrations and the participation of a number of distinguished guests, project supporters, and descendants of General Sir Arthur Currie. Following the ceremony, all are welcome inside the museum for refreshments and to view a new exhbition tracing "The Life & Legacy of General Sir Arthur Currie" developed by Museum Strathroy-Caradoc. View the event poster.


CADET PARADE
The Army Cadet League of Canada is making plans for approximately 150 cadets to travel to Strathroy from summer training at the Blackdown Army Cadet Summer Training Centre to participate. The cadets will lead a parade on Frank Street to the statue site, accompanied by a 50 member cadet band. View the parade route.

MILITARY RE-ENACTORS
A group of First World War re-enactors from the Canadian Great War Society will also be on hand to add to the festivities, accompanied by a WWI calvary unit provided by the First Hussars Calvalry Troop.

UNVEILING CEREMONY
The unveiling ceremony will be led by Master of Ceremonies Prof. Jack Hyatt, noted First World War historian and biographer of Currie. The ceremony will include remarks from distinguished guests, including The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. A number of family descendents of General Sir Arthur Currie have also been invited to join artist Adrienne Alison in unveiling her work.

MUSEUM EXHIBITION
Museum Strathroy-Caradoc's national travelling exhibition "The Life & Legacy of General Sir Arthur Currie" returns to Strathroy during its national tour for a two month exhibition. The exhibition will be available for viewing in teh museum and library facility following the ceremony. Learn more about the exhibit.