Posted by Dave Panabaker on Apr 10, 2017
Our guest speaker today was Major Scott Payne, with the South Alberta Light Horse, to describe a local commemorate anniversary project.  The project is to commemorate the City's contributions to WWI, the involvement of citizens, 3rd Canadian Mounted Rifles , 175th (Medicine Hat) Battalion and specifically Pte. J.P. Robertson, VC
 
 
The project is fully described on the Institute's website www.project175.com 
 
The project is modeled after Battalion Park at Signal Hill in Calgary, which was constructed in 1915-1916.  It will be constructed parallel to Hwy # 1, along the natural sloping hill south of the Access Condominium's along 3rd St NW.  Work will likely proceed in early August of 2017 and hopefully the dedication ceremony will be completed in September.  It is planned that there will be a ceremony at the monument site on November 6, 2017, to acknowledge the 100th anniversary of Pte JP Robertson's fatal actions of valour at Passchendaele, for which he received the Victoria Cross.
 
A copy of the presentation by Major Payne is available on the club website.