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LETHBRIDGE - A plaque was unveiled at Exhibition Park on Tuesday afternoon to commemorate those who were held in the World War One internment camp on the site.

 

From 1914 to 1916, Lethbridge was one of 24 such camps in Canada and hundreds of civilian internees cycled through following arrest and detention.

 

Borys Sydoruk with the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation says "some of them were genuine POW's but the majority of them were civilians who came to Canada with Austrian-Hungarian passports, most of these gentlemen were of Ukrainian background." Sydoruk believes over 600 men were cycled through the Lethbridge location during the 27 months when the camp was open.

 

The permanent plaque can be seen at the entrance to Heritage Hall at Exhibition Park.



Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 4/19/2014 4:06:42 PM
Source: Tristan Tuckett - Country 95 News - Photo: Borys Sydoruk at the unveiling of the memorial plaque at Exhibition Park
 
 
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