Tucked away on Edstan Place you’ll find Red Feather Farm Memorial Park. During the summer, the park is covered with many colorful flowers amongst benches, interpretive signage, and a memorial dedicated to the men of the 108th battalion.
Red Feather Farm is a significant site for its historical background in Selkirk. In the early 1900s, the land was apart of a 37-acre poultry farm. This however, all changed during the First World War. The property was turned over to the War Department and the former chicken barns were converted into military barracks.
The men who called Red Feather Farm home were the 108th Selkirk & Manitoba (Reinforcing) Battalion that was raised in November 1915 under Lieutenant-Colonel G.H. Bradbury. The battalion went overseas to fight in the First World War in September 1916 with 32 officers and 843 soldiers. There, it was absorbed into the 14th Reserve Battalion in January 1917.
- Interpretive signage
- Memorial dedicated to the officers and men of the 108th Battalion