12 June 2007
New Exhibit at the Billy Bishop Heritage Museum
On 2 June the Billy Bishop Heritage Museum (www.billybishop.org), in Owen Sound, Ontario, officially launched a new exhibit entitled "Courage in the Skies...Valour on the Ground". Mary Smith, the museum's manager, noted: "Each year we remember, respect and honour the great sacrifices Canadian veterans have made to help maintain our democracy. This is our way of thanking veterans and recognizing their contributions to Canadian society." The exhibit itself revolved around the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and Billy Bishop earning his Victoria Cross. The Royal Bank of Canada provided support to the exhibit in the form of a $5,000 donation.