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Memorial Number: 48002-061
Type: shaft with plaque
Location: Mewata Armoury
Address: 750 - 11 Street S.W.
Calgary, AB
Surveyor: Terry MacDonald
Photo Credit: Terry MacDonald

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This memorial is dedicated to the increase in militia enrolment and the resulting construction of the Mewata Armoury as well as other armouries and drill halls.


MEWATA ARMOURY
LE MANÈGE MILITAIRE MEWATA

The seale and bold design of the Mewata Armoury
exemplify the wave of national pride that greeted Canada’s
strong performance in the South African War. In western
Canada this military enthusiasm led to a dramatic increase
in militia enrolment and resulted in the construction of
new drill halls and armouries on an unprecedented scale.
Mewata Armoury, one of the largest and most fully
equipped of its type, was built in 1917-1918. For many
years it has been home to the King’s Own Calgary
Regiment and the Calgary Highlanders, both of which
were established in 1910.

Par ses dimensions et son plan audacieux, le manège
militaire Mewata illustre la fierté avec laquelle le
Canada a salué les exploits de ses fils pendant la
guerre des Boers. Dans l’Ouest canadien, cet enthousiasme
militaire a contribué à une forte croissance de
l’enrôlement dans la milice, suivie d’un vaste programme
de construction de nouveaux manèges. Bâti en 1917-1918,
celui-ci est l’un de plus grands et des mieux équipés.
Depuis nombre d’années, il abrite le King’s Own Calgary
Regiment et les Calgary Highlanders, tous deux fondés
en 1910.

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada
Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada