Canada/Cyprus (2022)

Cyprus Memorials 2024

Cyprus 2024 commemorates Canada’s contribution to the UN Force in Cyprus on the 60th anniversary of the mission, and the 50th anniversary of a forgotten war. For most Canadians, Cyprus was just a peacekeeping mission, unaware that their troops were caught in the middle of a war between two NATO allies. A pilgrimage of veterans and their families will return to Cyprus in Nov 2024, and the many untold stories of OP SNOWGOOSE and the events of 1974 will be collected. We shall remember the 28 Canadians who died in Cyprus and the sacrifice of all who served there. Remembrance services will be held in Cyprus and memorial plaques dedicated at Wolseley Barracks in Cyprus, Garrison Petawawa, and Perron-Berger Park, the Village at Griesbach.


Perron-Berger Park, the Village at Griesbach – Dedicated 4 June 2023
Garrison Petawawa – Dedication scheduled for Spring 2024
Wolseley Barracks, Cyprus – Dedication scheduled for Fall 2024

The Griesbach memorial was made possible by Canada Lands for funding the cairn and repair of the monuments, the City of Edmonton and Village of Griesbach for upkeep of the park, the National Wall of Remembrance Association for funding of the plaque, Behrends Group for the design of the plaque (and refurbishment of the Perron-Berger plaque that had been stolen and recovered), and the Airborne Social Club for standing vigil all these years.  Special thanks to Captain (Ret’d) Bill Dickson for his leadership in making all this happen.

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Cyprus 2024 Memorial Ceremony_4 June 2023_The Village at Griesbach

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