Travelling exhibit visits

Who has received the Order of Canada? What does it take to be awarded a Military Valour Decoration? Find out this weekend in Langley.

A new travelling exhibit called It’s An Honour! is making its way across Canada with a stop at Langley Fundamental Middle and Secondary School (21250 42nd Ave.) on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mounted in a specially designed 1,000 square foot vehicle, the exhibit showcases stories of great Canadians who have been recognized for their extraordinary achievements. The space provides an opportunity for visitors to learn more about Canadian honours − both civilian and military − through an interactive learning experience.

Francois Grenier is travelling across Canada with the display.

B.C. Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon said the exhibit was beautifully done and a wonderful way to educate.

“I’m especially excited our young people will have a chance to learn about our honour system,” Guichon said.

Visitors will see insignia and medals, learn about stories of many honours recipients, and watch a hologram message from former Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.

Throughout their visit, visitors will also learn more on the role and responsibilities of the Governor General of Canada and how to nominate deserving individuals from their community for national honours.

Already having visited B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, and Northwest Territories, the exhibit will travel across Canada over the next two years to schools, community centres, special events, and small towns.

It’s An Honour! is funded by the Taylor Family Foundation as a tribute to Canadians who have received the various honour awards. It is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, go to www.gg.ca/HonoursExhibit.

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