The “Captain Keith Mirau Day” Ceremony at the Gull Lake Cenotaph
Approximately 40 people attended the official unveiling of the “Captain Keith Mirau Day” plaque this afternoon at the Gull Lake Cenotaph. The Ceremony started at 3 pm and was led by Legion President Gordon Kozroski. The Ceremony concluded with the unveiling of the plaque and a wreath laying by Gordon Kozroski. After the ceremony, all those in attendance were invited to the Seniors Hall for Tea and Coffee.
I had the privilege of speaking on how Town Council came to proclaim August 9th Captain Keith Mirau Day and on the special importance of the plaque. In my speech, I read the letter Tom Frook wrote Council last year asking Council to consider proclaiming August 9th “Keith Mirau Day.” I also read a message of heartfelt appreciation received from the family of Keith Mirau thanking all those involved in the making of the proclamation. I ended my speech with a reading of the official proclamation.
I was very pleased to meet Keith Mirau’s brother Neil Mirau who traveled to Gull Lake today to attend the event. Reporters from the Prairie Post and the Southwest Booster were at the event covering the ceremony. Swift Current Online and Golden West Radio also reported on the event earlier this morning.