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Project 175

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Project 175 in Medicine Hat has been completed

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Project 175 is completed on Trans-Canada Highway
By Brittney Matejka
September 10, 2017 - 7:28pm

MEDICINE HAT AB. - The Royal United Services Institute of Medicine Hat held a dedication ceremony on Sunday morning for the new monument erected just North-East of the intersection of 3rd Street NW and the Trans-Canada Highway in Medicine Hat.

Matt Klimaszewski, President of the Royal United Services Medicine Hat, said they had over a 100 volunteers helping to construct Project 175, it spans 100’ high by 140’ wide made of brick and stone.

"First of all it’s a project for Canada's 150 anniversary and also as it was the 100th anniversary of the big battles of Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele. We thought it would be an excellent memorial to the battles that really made Canada a nation,” he explained.

The project took 3 weeks to complete and Klimaszewski said he is very happy with how the project turned out.

"What I love is it's so prominent and its a reminder every day of the sacrifices everyday Canadians make just to get one with life and make this country a better place than when they were born,” he said.

The project is in remembrance of the Third Canadian Mounted Rifles and the 175th Infantry Battalion, both were from the Medicine Hat and fought in World War I.

Photos on LINK.

MORE on https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000000967/en-ca/files/homepage/april-10-2017-project-175-presentation/Project-175---Rotary-Club-of-Medicine-Hat.pdf

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Monument to be constructed in Medicine Hat to commemorate two of the major military units raised in Medicine Hat and the south Alberta district to support Canada's effort in the First World War. The public is invited to help.--SUBMITTED PHOTO

 

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Well done.  Matt is a retired Artillery Officer who spent many years posted at CFB Suffield.
 
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