Monday, 22 August 2011

Portrait of Honour Tour

The Portrait of Honour Tour Scheduled to make stop in Fort McMurray on September 2nd, 2011.

The Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of Fort McMurray are hosting a unique local presentation.

The Portraits of Honour Tour is dedicated to honouring the fallen Canadian soldiers from the Afghanistan mission in a touching visual tribute. In this poignant 50 foot mural by a Canadian artist has captured a lifelike portrait of every soldier lost. This project will raise awareness in all Canadians of the lifelong impacts and challenges faced by the families of both fallen and wounded military personnel. We are pleased to announce that the National Portraits of Honour Tour will be coming to Fort McMurray on the weekend of September 2, 2011. This is the same Portrait of Honour display that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Catherine included in their Royal Tour.

For more information please visit the website

September 3rd, 2011 Schedule – Location: MacDonald Island:
·Saturday Dedication Ceremony at 10:00 am until 10:45 am
·Public Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 am until 11:00 am.
·Following the Dedication Ceremony the Mural will be open for public viewing until midnight.
·Acknowledgement by Canada’s own George Canyon during his Saturday night Concert.

For further information regarding this event please contact the Event Chair Roger Hebblethwaite @ or by telephone 780-972-2988 (cell) or 780-791-9577

There will be another blog post next week with a more detailed itinerary.

Portraits of Honour mural that measures 40 feet wide by 10 feet tall and depicts the 157 fallen Canadian soldiers who lost their lives serving in Afghanistan.

Canadian artist Dave Sopha stands before his Portraits of Honour mural that honours the 157 Canadian soldiers who lost their lives serving in Afghanistan. Photo Credit: Shannonview Photography

Thank you.

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