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General Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Project

posted Apr 23, 2012, 12:47 PM by Eric Clinton   [ updated Aug 30, 2014, 1:56 PM ]

Cadets and Officers from #3 RC(Air)CS and #11 RC(Army)CC volunteered at the Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Project fund raiser held at the Caradoc Community Center in Mt Brydges April 15th 2012.

"... I have to say how much we appreciated their presence and the work they did. They are an impressive group."
John P Sargeant
General Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Project

The Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Project’s goal was to raise a statue of Strathroy's native son, Arthur Currie. It will form a focus for the public meeting areas of Strathroy, be a reminder of how a simple farm lad rose to become the commander of Canada's WW1 forces and a leading educator, and be an inspiration to Canadians.
The life-sized bronze statue cost in excess of $100,000. The Town of Strathroy Caradoc approved the project and the statue will remain the property of the town.
The Committee selected Adrienne Alison to sculpt the likeness of Sir Arthur. Unveiling was the 4th of August 2014 which coincided with the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Great War.