Lillooet Legacy Signage Unveiling Event 


Friday, May 11, 2018 
1:30 Ceremony start

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Japanese Canadian Internment, on Fri., May 11 at 1:30, Honourable Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, will be unveiling the second of seven Highway Legacy Signs for the Internment Site clusters and Roadcamps for the Self-supporting sites of East Lillooet, Bridge River, Minto, and McGillivray Falls.   On Oct. 27, 2017, Minister Claire unveiled the first Legacy Sign at Tashme Internment site in the Sunshine Valley outside Hope, BC.

This is a joint ceremony together with the District of Lillooet and the Japanese Canadian community to also open the Japanese Canadian Internment Memorial Garden, which was created to commemorate the site. Please join us on this historic occasion to share our history and to celebrate collaboration and partnership to achieve this wonderful memorial legacy.

HIghway 12 & Sumner Road beside Airport Gardens, Lillooet, BC

1:30     Ceremony start – speeches, unveiling

For Lillooet bus and accomodation info from Vancouver, contact Linda Reid-Kawamoto, Researcher archivist at Nikkei National Musuem in Burnaby.  [email protected]