Lieutenant Augustus Wilberforce McKnight Heritage Plaque Dedication and Centennial Trench Exhibit Opening

Trench ceremony poster

Lieutenant Augustus Wilberforce McKnight Heritage Plaque Dedication

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Centennial Trench Exhibit Opening

                                                      Saturday April 4th 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Ceremony Begins at 1:00 pm at the Port Moody Arts Centre  

On Saturday April 4th the Port Moody Heritage Society will host the dedication and unveiling ceremony of the McKnight Heritage Plaque at the original Port Moody City Hall building. Immediately following, a brief ceremony will take place a short distance away at the Port Moody Station Museum to open the McKnight Centennial Trench Exhibit.

When the Great War began in 1914, many Port Moody residents rushed to enlist, and one man was Augustus McKnight who was our Scout Master and a city engineer. Augustus was commissioned as an officer with 6 Field Company, Canadian Engineers in North Vancouver. He eventually saw service on the Western Front where he was fatally wounded by an enemy sniper while he was supervising trench construction work.

The City of Port Moody graciously accepted the McKnight Heritage Plaque in 2014 and it is now mounted inside the original building where Augustus once worked. The Port Moody Station Museum is now home to a unique and authentic exhibit, a full size Great War trench. The plaque and trench both pay tribute McKnight and to all those that served in the First World War and especially to the 10 men from our city that lost their life during the war.

Contact Information and Location Address

Event Contact – Guy Black (604) 937-7673 or Email korea19501953@yahoo.com

Port Moody Station Museum Contact – Executive Director Jim Millar (604) 939-1648

Beginning Ceremony 1:00 pm- Event Location is The Arts Centre, Port Moody

Address:2425 St. John’s Street, Port Moody

Parking: available at the back of the Arts Centre, large parking lot Access to the Arts Centre is from the back of the building

2:00 Ceremony Event Location The Port Moody Station Museum

Address: 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody

Parking: limited parking available at the Museum and more parking is available at Rocky Point Park which is located just beside the museum

McKnight Centennial Trench Exhibit

Port Moody Heritage Society

Dedication and Opening Port Moody Station Museum

                                                          Ceremony 2:00 to 2:30

Date April 4, 2015

Location Port Moody Station Museum

 

 

 

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