Currie Statue Unveiling Set for August 4th

Posted On Wednesday July 09, 2014
Adrienne Alison
Adrienne Alison

The Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Project committee is busy making plans to celebrate the unveiling of a life-size bronze statue of the famous First World War General on Monday, August 4th. Currie was born just outside of Strathroy, and became the first Canadian commander of the Canadian Corps in WWI.

The statue, created by renowned Canadian sculptor Adrienne Alison, will be placed in front of Museum Strathroy-Caradoc next to the cenotaph memorial on Frank St. in Strathroy. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the project committee, the project is being paid for entirely through fund-raising efforts, with nearly $130,000 raised for the statue over the past four years.

To mark the achievement, the committee is planning a community celebration event to be held on August 4th, coinciding with the 100thanniversary of WWI. The event will start at 12:30pm and will include a cadet parade, band performances, historical re-enactor demonstrations, and a number of distinguished guests participating in the unveiling of Currie in bronze. A special exhibition entitled ‘The Life & Legacy of General Sir Arthur Currie’ will also be on display in the museum gallery for public viewing following the ceremony.

To learn more about Sir Arthur Currie, the project, and the unveiling event, visit the museum website at www.strathroymuseum.ca.