News

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.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Aug 27 edition online now. Browse the archives.