CJOB News Team reporting
A ceremony at the Valour Road Commemorative Plaza this Sunday, May 27, will mark the completion of the recognition of a significant milestone in Winnipeg's military history.
Members of The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, and The Royal Winnipeg Rifles will assemble at the Valour Road Commemorative Plaza (Sargent Avenue at Spruce Street) at 2 P.M. Sunday, to dedicate three bronze plaques honouring the lives and bravery of three soldiers. They were awarded the Victoria Cross for Valour during the First World War and all lived on the same street in Winnipeg, then known as Pine Street.
Pine Street was later renamed Valour Road in honour of the three; Corporal Leo Clarke, Sergeant-Major Fredrick William Hall and Lieutenant Robert Shankland.
A fourth plaque, outlining the story of the Valour Road renaming, will also be dedicated.
The purchase and installation of the plaques have been made possible through the fund raising efforts of the Cameron Association in Canada, The Cameron Regimental Foundation, the Royal Winnipeg Rifles Association, the Royal Winnipeg Rifles Museum, The Governor General's Foot Guards, and from Bob Williams, with additional financial support from the Province of Manitoba.
The fourth plaque, outlining the Valour Road story, was funded by the City of Winnipeg through a Land Dedication Reserve Fund grant from Councillor Harvey Smith and the City Centre Community Committee.