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Wednesday Aug 27, 2014
Bison Transport is a proud sponsor of the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry’s Memorial Baton Relay, which is travelling across Canada and will arrive in Winnipeg on Thursday August 28.
The Memorial Baton Relay (MBR) marks 100 years of service for the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI). To assist with the promotion of this special event, Bison Transport supplied a tractor and driver to pull a wrapped trailer, featuring a commemorative design, to travel with the relay which started in Edmonton on August 8 and ends in Ottawa on September 18.
“Bison Transport is proud to be a part of this historical event and honour the PPCLI’s 100 years of service,” said Don Streuber, President of Bison Transport. “As the decaled Bison trailer travels across Canada, we hope it helps Canadians recognize the commitment and contributions the PPCLI soldiers have made over the past century.”
The Bison trailer, along with the Centennial Display Team, will be on display at Memorial Park on August 28 from 10 am to 4 pm. The Centennial Display Team is a mobile museum that shows the history of the regiment.
In addition to the display at Memorial Park, the MBR will travel down Sherwin Road in Winnipeg, and pass Bison Transport on Thursday August 28 at approximately 11:00 to 11:15 while on route to Brookside Cemetery.
Roughly 50 soldiers from the regiments 2nd Battalion (2PPCLI) will be carrying a baton containing the names of 1,866 PPCLI members who have fallen in active service to Canada over the last century. Current soldiers of the regiment are retracing the symbolic journey taken by the PPCLI Originals in 1914 on the eve of the First World War.
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