It’s An Honour, a cross-Canada travelling exhibit that celebrates Canada’s highest honours and awards, was in Golden on Mar. 28 and 29.
It was the exhibit’s last stop in British Columbia before heading east. It’s an Honour includes displays that recognize honoured individuals including those who have received the Order of Canada and Victoria Cross among others.
The free to view exhibit is mounted in a specially designed 1,000 square foot vehicle.
Special features inside the mobile unit include a variety of insignias and medals, a hologram message from former astronaut Chris Hadfield (who was the first Canadian to walk in space), and a game-worn Sidney Crosby jersey.
It also showed visitors more on the role and responsibilities of the Governor General of Canada and how to nominate deserving individuals from their community for national honours.
The exhibit was well attended by Goldenites throughout its two day stay in town, parked in the CP Parking Lot.
“The total amount of visitors was 299,” said Francois Grenier, the exhibit’s road manager.
“Visitors truly enjoyed their visit and also shared stories of everyday heroes. We had three honours recipients who visited as well.”
It’s an Honour began its lengthy, two year tour across Canada in Regina last July and will now make its way towards Canada’s eastern provinces before finishing its journey in 2015.
This exhibit is made possible through the generosity of The Taylor Family Foundation as a tribute to the women, men and youth of Canada whose achievements, courage and dedication to service exemplify the heart and soul of our nation.
For more information on the exhibit and its trip across the country, visit www.gg.ca/HonoursExhibit.