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Bowen Museum remembers Island veterans

World War II artifacts are on display at the Museum
Some of World War II veteran Andrew Guy Clunas’ wartime gear. The items are featured in the Museum’s Remembrance Day exhibit.

Bowen Island Museum & Archives Remembrance Exhibit runs during the lead up to Remembrance Day on November 11, honouring those who have served Canada in times of war, conflict, and peace.

A special highlight this year is a community loan from David and Louise McIntosh. It features the trunk and contents, a complete capsule of a soldier’s life, left to Dave from his uncle Andrew Guy Clunas who was a meticulous collector and who fought in World War II with the Seaforth Highlanders spending most of his time in Italy and Holland.

Organized and led by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #150, the annual Remembrance Day ceremony is held at the cenotaph. The ceremony starts at 11 am, in-between ferry loadings. By the end of the ceremony and through daybreak the next morning, the Cenotaph will be surrounded by wreaths and poppies laid at the foot by different Bowen Island families, organizations, schools, and businesses — an unmistakable image of tribute not to the violence of war, but to those who did not return home.

Please join us at the museum after the ceremony at the Cenotaph, on your way to the Legion where a luncheon will take place.