TOMORROW (April 9, 2017), I’m going down to Merritt to emcee an event honoring a man I’ve admired much of my life, though I never knew him.
Since Sunday is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, it seemed like a good time to pay our respects to George McLean, who won the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry at Vimy.
The ceremony for Pvt. George McLean will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 9 at 1675 Tutill Court in Merritt. It will include a plaque unveiling in honour of Pvt. McLean in the Nicola Valley Museum and Archives. A Vimy Ridge Day ceremony will also be held in Kamloops on Sunday, 1 p.m. at the Battle Street Cenotaph. The Kamloops Legion is co-ordinating. At the closing of the ceremony, the City will turn on the Cenotaph clocks.