The Great War exacted a heavy human toll on the University of Saskatchewan. Of the 345 students, faculty and staff who enlisted, 69 "passed out of the sight of man by the path of duty and self-sacrifice." About 100 were wounded. 35 were awarded medals of valour.
It is with great honor that Ryan Watson, our Stone Carver and the Co-Owner of ROCCO MASONS accepted this opportunity. He designed and is currently carving a memorial bench dedicated to the men and women of the campus who served our country from 1914 to 1918.
For more on this project click HERE and for this projects progress see gallery below:
To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the University of Saskatchewan’s Great War Commemoration Committee is soliciting donations for this initiative. Any and all donations are welcomed!
Any funds in excess of their goal will be transferred to the general scholarship fund of the University of Saskatchewan. Donors will receive a charitable donation receipt.
Nicolene Watson - Director of Media
Nicolene Watson, Co-Owner of Rocco Masons since 2013. "Nicolene is the brains behind the scenes at Rocco Masons. She naturally knows how to run a business. When she wants something there's no stopping her", says Ryan Watson, Nicolene's husband and the companies Founder & President. Since 2013 Nicolene manages the office and directs all aspects of the business including Accounts Payable/Receivable, Human Resources, Web Design, Marketing, Advertising and Social Media. "I finally found my dream career at fourty that fits me like a glove"!