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Travelling exhibit visits Comox

A specially designed vehicle containing an exhibit showcasing Canadians who have been recognized for extraordinary achievements will be in Comox on Feb. 11. - PHOTO SUBMITTED
A specially designed vehicle containing an exhibit showcasing Canadians who have been recognized for extraordinary achievements will be in Comox on Feb. 11.
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The community of Comox and surrounding areas are invited to visit It’s An Honour!

This new travelling exhibit about the Canadian Honours System is making its way across the country, coming to Comox on Feb. 11.

Over the next two years, it will journey to schools, community centres, special events and small towns to connect with and inspire visitors of all ages.

Mounted in a specially designed 1,000-square-foot vehicle, the exhibit showcases stories of great Canadians who have been recognized for their extraordinary achievements with national honours such as the Order of Canada, Decorations for Bravery and Military Valour Decorations.

Featuring interpretative panels, multimedia elements and artifacts, this unique space provides an opportunity for visitors to learn more about these honours through an interactive learning experience.

The display will be at Highland Secondary School (750 Pritchard Rd. in Comox) on Feb. 11.

Classes from the school will be invited to visit throughout the school day. The exhibit will be open to the public from 3 to 6 p.m.

Visitors can catch a glimpse of insignia and medals, discover the unique stories of many honours recipients and watch a hologram message from former Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.

Visitors can also learn more on the role and responsibilities of the Governor General of Canada and how to nominate deserving individuals from their community for national honours. It is accessible to everyone and admission is free.

Since August 2013, the exhibit has travelled through Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories, Yukon, northern Alberta and B.C.

This exhibit is made possible through the generosity of the Taylor Family Foundation as a tribute to the women, men and youth of Canada whose achievements, courage and dedication to service exemplify the heart and soul of our nation.

For more information, visit www.gg.ca/HonoursExhibit and follow @HonoursExhibit on Facebook and Twitter.

— It’s An Honour

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