Small Talk: Guest Speaker Peter Martin
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Peter will be sharing highlights of “the Pilgrimage of Remembrance” he took in 2019. Peter spent two weeks visiting all, the major battlefields of WW l and WW ll in France , Belgium and Holland. A big part of the tour was visiting Cemeteries and monuments where Canadian soldiers are buried and / or honoured.
One of the trip highlights was relating the Transcona connection to the, major battles and especially the emotion and realization that 119 Transcona soldiers died in battle or as a result of battle and did not return home.
Peter is very active in Remembrance related activities in Transcona. Each year he speaks to students in a number of Transcona Schools, he is a Speaker with the Memory Project of Canada, he organizes all Grade 6 students in Transcona to participate in a poppy laying ceremony in the transcona Field of Honour during Remembrance week, he also organizes a wreath laying ceremony December 1st each year.
Peter was President of the Transcona Playground Renewal Association, Past President of the Transcona Museum, Chair of the Transcona Centennial committee and is currently Vice- President of the Transcona Museum.
Join us at our drop-in program for interested seniors, community members, and heritage organizations! Admission by Donation.
Photo courtesy of CTV News Winnipeg.
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