Canada’s Titanic: The Empress of Ireland Opening and Commemorative Stamp Unveiling

Maritime museum

Maritime Museum of BC is hosting with Canada Post and Salvation Army representation to unveil the stamp. Also, several Empress of Ireland notables including collector Chris Klausen will be at the event. Bruce Ivany, a local resident and descendant of an Empress of Ireland survivor will cut ribbon officially opening the gallery.

This event opens Canada’s Titanic: the Empress of Ireland exhibit at the Maritime Museum of BC on the 100th anniversary of the largest maritime disaster in Canada during peacetime. Canada Post will also be unveiling a commemorative stamp that used a photo from the Maritime’s collection.

Location:        Maritime Museum of BC, 28 Bastion Square, Victoria, BC, V8W1H9. Parking is available in the parkade with access on Yates Street.

WHEN:           May 29, 2014, 4pm

The exhibit coincides with the 100th anniversary of Canada’s largest maritime disaster during peacetime. One in 30 Canadians can trace their roots back to passage on the Empress of Ireland.

Exhibit on until Oct 20, 2014. Currently expecting 133 guests to the event. Visuals include two large scale stamps to be unveiled, plaque unveiling, ribbon cutting as gallery opens, and exhibit itself with items recovered from the Empress of Ireland wreck site.

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