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Anniversary relay celebrates PPCLI

Pte. Mark Brushett (right) with the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry holds a memorial baton on Aug. 10 at Edmonton Garrison, where thousands of visitors witnessed the official launch of the Memorial Baton Relay team. Brushett and 50 other soldiers are running with a baton containing the names of 1,866 PPCLI members who have fallen in active service to Canada. The MBR team is retracing the symbolic route taken by the Originals as they marshalled for service in 1914 on the eve of the First World War. They arrive in Brandon on Aug. 25 to participate in an event at Brandon Veterans Memorial, and the mayor will read a proclamation declaring the week of Aug. 24-30 to be PPCLI Memorial Week.

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Pte. Mark Brushett (right) with the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry holds a memorial baton on Aug. 10 at Edmonton Garrison, where thousands of visitors witnessed the official launch of the Memorial Baton Relay team. Brushett and 50 other soldiers are running with a baton containing the names of 1,866 PPCLI members who have fallen in active service to Canada. The MBR team is retracing the symbolic route taken by the Originals as they marshalled for service in 1914 on the eve of the First World War. They arrive in Brandon on Aug. 25 to participate in an event at Brandon Veterans Memorial, and the mayor will read a proclamation declaring the week of Aug. 24-30 to be PPCLI Memorial Week.

The 100th anniversary of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry is being marked by a memorial baton relay that will be in Brandon on Monday.

There are two public events scheduled for the celebration. People are invited to a historical display at the Brandon Veterans’ Memorial, at 11th Street and Victoria Avenue from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a ceremony at 11 a.m. The baton will be run to the memorial from City Hall.

People are also invited to Canadian Tire on 18th Street from 5 to 8 p.m., where there will be historical and equipment displays as well as family-oriented activities.

The relay is heading from Alberta to Ontario, which is expected to take until September. The baton itself carries a Roll of Honour of the 1,866 members of the Patricias who have been killed in service to Canada over the past century.

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