161st Battalion Commemoration – Poppy Art Installation

As part of the events planned for this fall to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 161st Huron Battalion shipping out to serve in the First World War, a community art installation is being planned  to commemorate those lost in the First World War from Huron County.

Poppys2Based on the 2014 art installation “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper at the Tower of London. The art installation marked one hundred years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War. 888,246 ceramic poppies progressively filled the Tower’s famous moat between 17 July and 11 November 2014. Each poppy represented a British  military fatality during the war.

Similarly, a ceramic poppy will be installed in Courthouse Square, Goderich in front of the Goderich cenotaph from the end of September to early November, 2016  to mark each life lost in the War from Huron County – approximately 550 in total.

In order to make that number of ceramic poppies we reaching out to everyone in the community to come help make poppies at workshop session throughout the month of July.  No previous experience or special skills necessary – we will walk you through the process.

Find out how to participate at the link below:


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