HKVCA Commemorative Plaque

Introduction

The Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association is pleased to offer unique commemorative plaques for installation in publicly accessible venues. To date, plaques have been installed in over 60 locations across Canada.

Purpose

These colourful and informative plaques include text and graphics that depict the Battle (Defence) of Hong Kong, and are intended to commemorate the 1,976 Canadians who fought against the Japanese Imperial Army during December 1941.

Plaques are available in vertical and horizontal orientations as shown below. Click the images for a more detailed view.

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How To Obtain a Plaque

Click on the “Contact Us” link at the top right of this page to start the ordering process. Tell us your name, where you would like to install the plaque and whether you would like the vertical or horizontal version.

Possible Venues

As our mission is one of education, venues supporting public access will garner the widest exposure. Legion branches are a good choice, as many Hong Kong Veterans were Legion members. Other possible venues include:

Responsibilities

Plaque Mounting Details

Supporting Documents

Completed and Planned Sites

Thinking of approaching a venue regarding plaque installation? Check out the list below to make sure that we've not already visited them.

Installation Complete

BC

Prairie

  • Cardston, AB Legion Branch #170
  • Swan River, MB Legion Branch #39
  • Edmonton, AB Norwood Legion Branch #17
  • Moose Jaw, SK Legion Branch #59
  • Calgary, AB Col Belcher Retirement Home
  • Regina, SK Legion Branch #001
  • Selkirk, MB Legion Branch #42
  • Saskatoon, SK Nutana Legion Branch #362
  • Russell, MB Legion Branch #159
  • Calgary, AB Legion Branch # 285
  • Estevan, SK Legion Branch #60
  • Winnipeg, MB Neil Bardal Funeral Centre
  • High River, AB Legion Branch #71
  • Stonewall, MB Veterans Memorial Sports Complex
  • Winnipeg, MB Prince Edward Legion Branch #81 
  • Pilot Mound, MB Legion Branch #62
  • Winnipeg, MB John Osborn VC ANAVet
  • Red Deer, AB Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35
  • St. Laurent, MB Metis Legion Branch #250
  • Ashern, MB Legion Branch #57
  • Portage La Prairie, MB Legion Branch #65
  • Winnipeg, MB St. James Legion Branch #57
  • Lundar, MB Legion Branch #185
  • Lac du Bonnet, MB Legion Branch #164
  • Medicine Hat, AB Legion Branch #17
  • Brandon, MB Legion Branch #3
  • Charleswood Legion Dec 8
  • Eriksdale, MB Legion Branch #140
  • Fisher Branch, MB
  • Unit 283 ANAVETS Winnipeg, MB
  • Carman Legion, Carman, MB

Ontario

  • Niagara Falls, ON Legion Branch #479
  • Port Colborne, ON Legion Branch #56
  • Sutton, ON Legion Branch #356
  • Port Credit, ON Legion Branch #82
  • London, ON Victoria Hospital Parkwood Site
  • London, ON Victory Legion Branch #317
  • Chesley, ON Legion Branch #144
  • Kingston, ON Legion Branch #631
  • Gravenhurst, ON Legion Branch #302
  • Sarnia, ON Legion Branch #62
  • Brechin, ON Legion Branch #488
  • Ottawa, ON  Barrhaven Legion Branch #641
  • Waterloo, ON Legion Branch #530
  • Smiths Falls, ON Legion Branch #95
  • Niagara Military Museum
  • Red Lake, Ontario Legion Branch #102
  • London, ON, City Hall

Quebec

  • Bury, QC Legion Branch #48

Atlantic

  • Arichat, NS Legion Branch #150
  • Truro, NS Legion Branch #026

Installation Planned

Under Exploration

  • Edmonton, AB Provincial Museum (newly opened)
  • Port Colborne, ON Cadet Corp
  • Cobourg, ON Legion
  • Halifax NS, Legion Branch #142 (Fairview)

Ordering for Personal Use

Plaques are available for individuals as well. If you would like to purchase one, please let us know and we'll get back to you with instructions. Cost is about $100 plus tax and shipping.


Originally Published: October 2017
Updated: 5 June 2022