The Mural on Valour Road, in Winnipeg, MB
Photo by AdolfGalland / David (flickr)

During the first world war three men from who grew up on the same block of Pine Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba, were awarded the Victoria Cross. In their honour Pine Street was renamed Valour Road, (the Victoria Cross is inscribed “for valour”). I saw the heritage minute on TV growing up, and when I moved to Winnipeg I remember seeing Valour road and thinking how normal it was.

To learn more about Corporal Leo Clarke, Sergeant-Major Frederick William Hall, and Lieutenant Robert Shankland, the Heritage Minute page on is a good place to start.

Here’s the story of Valour Road in Video: