Every year in November the THM sets up an off site display at Kildonan Place Shopping Centre to remember the sacrifices that Transconians have made and are making for the freedom that we enjoy.
This year, we will again be hosting the exhibit at Kildonan Place Shopping Centre from November 7-11th. The opening will take place on November 7, 2012 at noon. Please join us in remembrance.
Throughout 2010 and 2011, the Royal Canadian Legion #7 and the Transcona Historical Museum partnered to research and properly honour 28 previously unrecognized soldiers from Transcona. Each of these 28 soldiers lost their lives in either World War I or II and was mistakenly left off the Cenotaph for unknown reasons. In conjunction with the Hi Neighbour Festival, the Royal Canadian Legion #7 sponsored new plaques and hosted a rededication ceremony at the Transcona Cenotaph in Memorial Park Circle.
The Transcona Historical Museum Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers proudly present our Remembrance Week Exhibit for 2012.
The Ultimate Sacrifice: Remembering the Fallen is the newest exhibit of the Transcona Historical Museum. During both World Wars the small town of Transcona was greatly affected with having over 400 men enlist in WWI and over 800 men and women enlist in WWII. Tragically many never returned. Today Transcona is part of the City of Winnipeg, and is still affected by war as Canadians are currently engaged in battle. Out of the 152 Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan 4 called Winnipeg home and an additional 3 were from communities in Manitoba. This exhibit, dedicated to those who died for our freedom, will examine the lives of 14 of the men from Transcona who died during both world wars and the 7 men from Winnipeg and Manitoba communities who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country in Afghanistan.
Highlights of the exhibition:
The exhibition will run:November 7th-November 11th in Centre Court at Kildonan Place Shopping Centre located at 1555 Regent Avenue West. Join us in Remembrance.
This exhibit is intended to highlight the Transcona Historical Museum's commitment to preserve, promote and interpret our community heritage as a part of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
If you would like more information about this exhibit or the Transcona Historical Museum, please call 204.222.0423 or email email@example.com.