Bluebird/Wagon Wheel Memorial 2012
Queen-Mary-of-the-World Cathedral (1085 Rue de la Cathedral)
Friday, August 31, 2012 to Saturday, September 01, 2012
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Bluebird/Wagon Wheel Fire that took place on September 1, 1972, and the City of Montreal will commemorate the 37 victims.
On August 31st, at 9:30 am, they will join the Montreal Firemens' 150th Anniversary Mass at Mary-Queen-of -the -World Cathedral, 1085,Rue de la Cathedrale: Father Gravel.
10:45am Departure of the firemen's solemn march (street closing) with the families of the fire victims leading.
11:00am Arrival at The Phillips Square Monument Site, Cathcart and Union.
11:15pm Unveiling of the Monument and Acknowlegement of Special Guest.
2:30pm Opening of the exhibition at City Hall, 275 Notre Dame Est, Montreal. The exhibition will be available for viewing until September 14th,2012.
On September 1st at 4:00 pm, There will be a Meet & Greet for the Family and Survivors,and a buffet served, at Christ Church Cathedral, 1444 Ave. Union, Montreal. At 8pm there will be a Candlelight Vigil as well as the laying of the flowers at Phillips Square.