Princess Pats’ 100 years recognized with baton relay through Winnipeg

The Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry march through Edmonton to commemorate their 100th anniversary earlier in August. Their commemorative baton relay runs through Winnipeg Thursday.

Ross Neitz / Global News

WINNIPEG – Shilo-based soldiers are retracing the route taken by the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry to war.

A memorial baton relay that kicked off in Edmonton two weeks ago has reached Winnipeg as it winds its way through five provinces on its way to Ottawa.

The baton, which holds the names of more than 1,800 regiment members who have died in action, will start the morning at the Canadian Tire store at 3615 Portage Ave. at 10 a.m.

It will then go to Brookside Cemetery, where there will be a brief service at 11 a.m.

Other sites the baton will stop at include the Sgt. Tommy Prince mural, Valour Road’s Victoria Cross plaques and Memorial Park at 2 p.m.

The baton relay is part of the PPCLI’s 100th anniversary commemorations.

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