In 2023, the Transcona BIZ partnered with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 7 and the Transcona Museum for a new project called the 123 Transcona Fallen Soldiers.
After years of planning and fundraising, the new project is a way to honour the 123 young men of Transcona who served during World War 1 and World War 2 and never returned home. They are buried in Europe with the bodies of 9 never identified soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
This project honours the soldiers by creating banners with each veteran’s name, rank and photo to hang in the community for the 6 weeks leading up to Remembrance Day each year. With countless dedicated hours of research by the Transcona Museum, the information was gathered for the project.
Through the City of Winnipeg’s Land Dedication Reserve Fund Grant, funds were secured to cover the cost of printing the banners and covering some of the cost to hang the banners for the next 5 years in Transcona.
When the banners aren’t being prominently hung in Downtown Transcona, they can be found rotating monthly at the Transcona Legion, located at 117 Regent Ave E.
Lest we forget.