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Leech being honoured July 13

The Old Cemeteries Society will mark the finding of gold on the Sooke and Leech Rivers in July 1864 with a special ceremony July 13 at Ross Bay Cemetery.

Lt. Governor Judith Guichon, will lay a wreath on the grave of Peter Leech, the man who was in charge of the expedition.

Soldiers from the 39th Combat Engineers Regiment in Vancouver will also attend. Descendants of Peter Leech will be present.

Many of the presenters will be in period costume and a pipe-major will “pipe” the visitors to the main events. The procession leaves Fairfield Plaza to march to the gravesite at 2 p.m.

For further information, please go online to: oldcem.bc.ca.

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