August 2010 – 1910 Rogers Pass Snow Slide Commemoration

On August 12, 2010, Mountain View Cemetery commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Rogers Pass Avalanche, the worst avalanche disaster in Canadian history, which claimed the lives of 58 CPR labourers, including 30 Japanese workers. Graves of each victim buried at the cemetery were marked with bronze plaques designed by LEES+Associates and cast by local artist, Derek Rowe.

Commemorative ceremony for avalanche victims at Mountain View Cemetery August 12