A bronze monument will be unveiled Saturday in Chapleau commemorating Charles Henry Byce, Canada’s most highly-decorated Indigenous soldier of the Second World War. Byce was born in Chapleau in 1916.
The bronze and granite monument which was sculpted by Tyler Fauvelle of Sudbury, features symbols of Byce’s Moose Cree heritage, and will be located on the grounds of Chapleau’s Royal Canadian Legion, where the unveiling celebration will take place at 1 p.m.
The Ontario Native Education Counselling Association (www.oneca.com) has been working in collaboration with the Chapleau Cree First Nation, the Royal Canadian Legion, and the Town of Chapleau. It received partial funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage.