Sir Sam Steele Church Service and Parade JUNE 23, 2019
June 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Church Service will begin at 10am (the service music will be set in Steele’s time.
The Parade will commence from the church around 11:30am
The Legion will be open at 8am. Transportation will be available between the Legion and the Church for those who cannot march.
A reception will take place at the Legion after the parade
Cash bar will be open and the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary will provide sandwiches, coffee/tea.
We look forward to seeing everyone there.
Sir Samuel Benfield Steele A man of enormous physical strength and endurance, Steele managed to be where the action was hottest (courtesy Library and Archives Canada/PA-28146).(courtesy Library and Archives Canada/PA-28146)
Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, CB, KCMG, mounted policeman, soldier (born 5 January 1848 in Medonte, Canada West; died 30 January 1919 in London, England). As a member of the North-West Mounted Police, Steele was an important participant in the signing of Treaty 6 and Treaty 7, the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, the North-West Rebellion and the Klondike gold rush. His military career began as a private in the Red River Expedition, included service in the South African War as an officer commanding Lord Strathcona’s Horse and as a major general during the First World War.