Date: Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 - Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
The Welcome Centre (Bldg 300) on the VIU Advancement Monitor.
For 11 days leading up to Remembrance Day, nearly 200 names of Nanaimo soldiers who died during the First and Second World Wars will be displayed in prominent locations across the city. VIU will launch this unique video tribute at 11am on November 1st in the Welcome Centre.
Nanaimo Remembers is a unique video memorial project that displays details about the fallen soldiers listed on the Dallas Square Cenotaph downtown. Spearheaded by Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Marketing, Analytics, Recruitment & Communications department, in collaboration with the University’s Canadian Letters and Images Project (CLIP)and Nanaimo Community Archives, the project outlines each soldier’s name, rank and battalion (information from the Cenotaph) as well as – when available – their pre-war profession, when they died and at what age, where they are buried and their specific connection to Nanaimo.
Here is a link to the full press release.