WINNIPEG, Man. – Bison Transport announced today that is a sponsor of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry’s Memorial Baton Relay.
The Memorial Baton Relay, which travels across Canada and reaches Winnipeg on Thursday, marks 100 years of service for the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI).
To show their support, Bison supplied a tractor and driver to drive a trailer complete with a commemorative design to travel with the relay. The trailer will be on display August 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Memorial Park.
“Bison Transport is proud to be a apart of this historical event and honour PPCLI’s 100 years of service,” said Don Streuber, president of Bison Transport. “As the decaled Bison trailer travels across Canada, we hope it helped Canadians recognize the commitment and contributions the PPCLI soldiers have made over the past century.”
The baton will be carried by about 50 soldiers with the names of 1,866 PPCLI members who have fallen in active service to Canada over the last 100 years.