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Regina Cenotaph

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  • Cenotaph, Victoria Park, 1927, Regina Archives CORA-RPL-A-426
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Municipality/Province: Regina, SK

Memorial Number: 47013-005

Type: Granite shaft, base, sarcophagus and three metal plaques

Address: 1955 Smith St

Location: Victoria Park

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 50.44806154759847   Long: -104.61224805018543

Submitted By: Susan Harmer & Keith Inches

The Regina cenotaph was unveiled on Armistice Day 1926 to honour local soldiers killed in combat in the First World War. The Cenotaph was designed by R.W.G. Heughan of Ross & Macdonald of Montreal and F.H. Portnall, a local architect. Montreal-based landscape architect Frederick Todd was hired to draw up plans for Victoria Park in 1925. At the corner of Cornwall Street and Victoria Avenue, Victoria Park features the Regina Cenotaph, historic monuments, sculptures, a mature canopy of trees, walking paths, lawns for active and passive recreation, perennial beds, and the Lions' Club toddler playground. The cenotaph replaced the fountain that honoured Nicholas Flood Davin, which had stood in Victoria Park since 1908.

In 1995, renovations to Victoria Park enhanced the area around the Cenotaph. The cenotaph was rededicated in the 1990s to represent Regina citizens that fought in the Second World War and the Korean War. A service and wreath-laying ceremony is held at the site every Remembrance Day.

After vandals scrawled graffiti across the base of the Regina cenotaph in June 2017, Ron Eisler of Remco Memorials restored the cenotaph.

The plaques represent the cap badges of the Regina Rifles, the South Saskatchewan Regiment and the Royal Canadian Air Force.

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Inscription found on memorial

DEDICATED BY THE
PEOPLE OF REGINA
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS
WHO FELL IN THE WORLD WAR
1939 1945
1950 KOREA 1953

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