George Peterson (centre), the sole surviving member of the Arden Seven, receives a hug from Christine Melnick, MLA for Riel, during the dedication of a new park plaza in honour of seven comrades who grew up on Arden Ave. in Winnipeg. They volunteered, fought and were captured during the Battle of Hong Kong during the Second World War in 1941. The Arden Seven Interpretive Plaza, to be located in Jules Mager Park in St. Vital, was announced at the Viscount Gort Hotel today by Premier Greg Selinger (right) and Mayor Sam Katz. It commemorates comrades Fred Abrahams, twins Morris and George Peterson, and brothers Alfred, Edward and Harry Shayler, all of whom survived the battle of Hong Kong. Friday, August 16, 2013. (OLIVER SACHGAU) (JESSICA BURTNICK/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)Order this photo
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