Situated in the east end of Selkirk, along Eveline Avenue is Veterans Memorial Gardens. This peaceful park offers a picturesque view of the Red River.
The site that is now Veterans Memorial Gardens was once home to Manitoba’s first national fish hatchery. By 1920, the building was converted into Selkirk’s Community Hall. It served as the town’s main meeting place and hosted countless receptions, ceremonies, political rallies, recitals, and concerts.
In August 1926, a group of citizens established the Selkirk and District War Memorial Association. That same year town council granted the committee a portion of the land. The monument was unveiled on November 11, 1927. It is inscribed: “A memorial to the men of Selkirk, St. Andrews and St. Clements who fell in the Great War. Know all ye who pass by that for your tomorrow we gave out today.”
Read more about the Veterans Memorial Gardens on the Selkirk Virtual Museum
- Monument for soldiers who died in the First World War, Second World War and the Korean War