Prince Edward to unveil Whitecap Dakota War of 1812 Monument
- | September 17, 2014
His Royal Highness Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex will participate in the unveiling of the War of 1812 Monument during his visit to Saskatoon on Friday September 19.
The monument is a donation from Whitecap Dakota First Nation to the City of Saskatoon to recognize and honour the contributions of the multicultural allies who participated in the War of 1812. The statue will be near the Farmers Market, just up the block from the landmark statues of Chief Whitecap and Saskatoon founder John Lake.
Premier Brad Wall recently announced a few opportunities for the public to see His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex during his September 17 to 19 visit to Saskatchewan.
“A visit by a member of our Canadian Royal Family is truly a unique event and a chance for Saskatchewan people to learn more about our shared history and our constitutional monarchy,” Wall said. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of these opportunities. Let’s all do our part to give a warm Saskatchewan welcome to His Royal Highness.”
Public opportunities are:
Moose Jaw on
Wednesday, September 17 at 6 p.m., outside the Saskatchewan Dragoons
Headquarters at 1215 Main Street North.
September 18 at 3:05 p.m., residents of the provincial capital can greet His
Royal Highness during his walkabout outside Government House at 4607 Dewdney
Avenue in Regina.
residents can show their hospitality to His Royal Highness on Friday, September
19 at 9:45 a.m. near the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, along Avenue A South near
At his final
stop, the Swift Current community can bid farewell to His Royal Highness during
his walkabout outside the new All Saints Catholic Elementary School and École
Centennial School in Swift Current at 2220 Woodrow Lloyd Place on Friday,
September 19 at 2 p.m.
The unveiling in Saskatoon will show the culmination of
the work of Adrian Stimson, Jean-Sebastien Gauthier and Ian (Happy) Grove, the
design team chosen to create and implement a monument and interpretive panels
commemorating the Prairies contribution to the War of 1812. The project
commemorates the participants of the War of 1812 whose descendants now reside
in the Prairies. This includes the Dakota First Nation and other multicultural
allies, who have received little acknowledgement in the broader national
“This is a great honour for all three of us to be able to create this “Spirit of Alliance” piece to commemorate the people involved in 1812,” said artist Adrian Stimson on behalf of the team of artists. “The installation will pay homage to the Dakota role in the War of 1812 and hopefully capture a snap shot in time.”
The public is encouraged to share their royal experiences and celebrate His
Royal Highness’ visit to Saskatchewan via social media and use the hashtag
This will be His Royal Highness’ 37th visit to Canada and fifth to Saskatchewan. He previously visited the province in 1978, 1994, 2003 and 2006.