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Fort Rodd Hill holding a “100 Years of Remembrance” event this Sunday


Remembrance Day is quickly approaching, and this weekend, Fort Rodd Hill is holding a “100 Years of Remembrance” celebration to honour veterans.

On Sunday, visitors at Fort Rodd Hill can view and learn about a range of subjects, like historical military vehicles from the Ashton Armoury, shipbuilding in Esquimalt during WW2, the contribution of Craigdarroch Castle as a military hospital in 1919, and more.

The heritage site’s new exhibit will also share some emotional wartime stories from families and service members, adding a personal perspective to the history of Canadians during wartime, both abroad and at home.

Next Sunday, on Remembrance Day, the Fort will be participating in a country-wide “Bells of Peace” event. The historical site will be joining other Canadians in ringing bells to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI.

The event will feature local military re-enactors, special crafts, and other Remembrance Day traditions.

Fort Rodd Hill and the Fisgard Lighthouse are national historic sites. The fort was a command post created to defend the Esquimalt naval base that was in operation between 1895 to 1956.

100 Years of Remembrance

  • When: Sunday, November 4th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road
Adam Chan
Former Staff Writer at Victoria Buzz.

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