Written May 20th
At Wednesday's regular Legion meeting three members of the public became new members of the Royal Canadian Legion. Outlook Branch president John McPhail says that the new and exciting stuff happening with the local Legion might be the reason they joined, but can't be sure.
"It certainly doesn't hurt."
Saturday June 4th will mark a monumental day for the local service club as they officially open the new Veteran's Memorial Park on the corner of Saskatchewan Avenue & Mackenzie Street in downtown Outlook.
"It's at the corner of the 4-way stop."
McPhail emphasizes that the park is easy to find, and the landscaping should be completed in time. It brings together 3 war memorials that we're once spread around the town.
- The arch was built in 1926. It is unofficially the earliest memorial arch in the province. The only other one that McPhail could find through all of his research is on the University grounds. It's right at the hospital as you come off of College Drive, and it was erected in 1927. Some more history that he provided: $600 was raised for the Arch in 1920’s by the Great War Veterans – pre legion. The arch was part of the outdoor pool project. It's the 2nd outdoor pool ever completed in the province, and the other one was at Ave H in Saskatoon. The arch had to be moved recently when a new pool was installed for Outlook & District.
- Outlook's Cenotaph was once in front of the town office. It was put in front of the Town complex in 1968, as it was all newly constructed that year.
- Three free standing metal sculptures that once stood by the Skytrail pedestrian bridge. They have inscriptions, and one has a bronze plaque.
Join the June 4th opening ceremony at 2pm as they dedicate the area for remembering veteran's sacrifice past and present. It will feature greetings from area dignitaries, and followed by a formal reception at the Outlook Civic Center.
- MP – Fraser Tolmie
- MLA – Dana Skoropad
- Legion representatives marching on the colours.