Cherryville remembers

Ceremony commemorates those who were in a First World War internment camp

A dark chapter in North Okanagan history is being commemorated.

The Cherryville and Area Historical Society will unveil a commemorative plaque Saturday to remember those who were interned at the Monashee Mountain camp during the First World War.

“Between 1914 and 1920, thousands of European immigrants were needlessly imprisoned as enemy aliens during Canada’s first national internment operations,” states a release.

The ceremony takes place at 11 a.m. at the Mine Hill pullout on Highway 6.