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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Wildfire Memorial

This memorial stands outside the Public Library and Art Gallery in downtown Kamloops. It is a memorial and tribute to all who were involved in the devastating wildfires of 2003. All of us who live in this part of the world remember this very sad summer and most of us knew someone who was in some way connected to this devastation.

There is a plaque erected to the side of the monument which reads:

During the summer of 2003 the Thompson-Nicola region endured it's most devastating wildfires ever. Unprecedented in numbers and massive in scope, the fires destroyed 89 homes and 7 business's, scorched 62,000 hectares of. Forest and range lands, left hundreds jobless and caused the evacuation of 13,000 people. Wildfire Memorial, created by artist Cameron Kerr of Vancouver BC is dedicated to the evacuees and to the thousands of firefighters, emergency workers and volunteers from far and near who worked tirelessly to assist them in every way possible.

Location:Kamloops, BC Canada

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